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Transverse flowing liquid Kerr cell for high average power laser Q-switching and for direct modulation of high power laser beams.

United States Patent

December 7, 2004
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A fluid flow concept is applied in an optical apparatus to define a high gain stand-off, fast electro-optical q-switch which is highly impervious to high average power optical loads.
Comaskey; Brian J. (Walnut Creek, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
10/ 350,740
January 23, 2003
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.