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Method and system for compact efficient laser architecture

United States Patent

September 15, 2015
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A laser amplifier module having an enclosure includes an input window, a mirror optically coupled to the input window and disposed in a first plane, and a first amplifier head disposed along an optical amplification path adjacent a first end of the enclosure. The laser amplifier module also includes a second amplifier head disposed along the optical amplification path adjacent a second end of the enclosure and a cavity mirror disposed along the optical amplification path.
Bayramian; Andrew James (Manteca, CA), Erlandson; Alvin Charles (Livermore, CA), Manes; Kenneth Rene (Brentwood, CA), Spaeth; Mary Louis (Brentwood, CA), Caird; John Allyn (San Francisco, CA), Deri; Robert J. (Pleasanton, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
13/ 284,525
October 28, 2011
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.