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Rugged passively cooled high power laser fiber optic connectors and methods of use

United States Patent

June 7, 2016
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There are provided high power laser connectors and couplers and methods that are capable of providing high laser power without the need for active cooling to remote, harsh and difficult to access locations and under difficult and harsh conditions and to manage and mitigate the adverse effects of back reflections.
Rinzler; Charles C. (Denver, CO), Gray; William C. (Parker, CO), Fraze; Jason D. (Littleton, CO), Faircloth; Brian O. (Evergreen, CO), Zediker; Mark S. (Castle Rock, CO), McKay; Ryan P. (Littleton, CO)
Foro Energy, Inc. (Denver, CO)
13/ 486,795
June 1, 2012
This invention was made with Government support under Award DE-AR0000044 awarded by the Office of ARPA-E U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.