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Apparatus and method for enabling quantum-defect-limited conversion efficiency in cladding-pumped Raman fiber lasers

United States Patent

September 20, 2016
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Cladding-pumped Raman fiber lasers and amplifiers provide high-efficiency conversion efficiency at high brightness enhancement. Differential loss is applied to both single-pass configurations appropriate for pulsed amplification and laser oscillator configurations applied to high average power cw source generation.
Heebner; John E. (Livermore, CA), Sridharan; Arun K. (Fremont, CA), Dawson; Jay Walter (Livermore, CA), Messerly; Michael J. (Danville, CA), Pax; Paul H. (Hayward, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
12/ 718,179
March 5, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC.