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Total internal reflection laser tools and methods

United States Patent

January 26, 2016
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There is provided high power laser tools and laser heads that utilize total internal reflection ("TIR") structures to direct the laser beam along a laser beam path within the TIR structure. The TIR structures may be a TIR prism having its hypotenuse as a TIR surface.
Zediker; Mark S. (Castle Rock, CO), Faircloth; Brian O. (Evergreen, CO), Kolachalam; Sharath K. (Highlands Ranch, CO), Grubb; Daryl L. (Houston, TX)
13/ 768,149
February 15, 2013
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.