Methods and systems for delivery of high peak power optical pulses through optical fiber are disclosed. Raman soliton generation is utilized to maintain the properties of the pulses in the delivery fiber. The apparatus can comprise any high peak power pulse source and delivery fiber supporting Raman soliton …

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Inventors (applicants): Jingzhou Xu, Gyu Cho
Assignees (initial): IMRA America, Inc. (Ann Arbor, US)
Agents: Richard C. Turner (attorney), Sughrue Mion, PLLC (attorney)

The application was examined by Armando Rodriguez (USPTO dept. 2828)


  • 1. A laser-based system, comprising: …
  • 2. The laser-based system of claim 1 , wherein soliton Raman compression in said delivery …
  • 3. The laser-based system of claim 2 , further comprising: a spectral filter disposed downstream …

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Brief Description of the Drawings

FIG. 1 schematically illustrates a general configuration of a system for delivery of high peak power optical pulses from a remotely located laser source to an end use apparatus. FIG. …


Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for delivery of high peak power optical pulses through an optical …

Detailed Description

Although it is not necessary to the practice of embodiments of the disclosed systems and methods to understand the underlying operative mechanisms, and without subscribing to any particular theory, it is useful …

Experimental Results

By way of an example, an experiment was carried out to verify RS propagation in a sufficiently long delivery fiber. A goal was to generate an output without significant loss …

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Miscellaneous patent data

Includes the following drawings: Schematically illustrates a general configuration, Schematically illustrates an exemplary fiber, Schematically illustrates an exemplary end use apparatus, Methods and Systems for Fiber, similar categories include Short Wavelength Laser, Backflow feature, Fibre lasers, Optical Fiber Laser, Means for obtaining or maintaining the desired gas pressure within the tube, e.g. by gettering or replenishing, Means for circulating the gas, e.g. for equalising the pressure within the tube, Arrangements for controlling the laser output parameters, e.g. by operating on the active medium, focusing or directing the excitation energy into the active medium, Particular Component Circuitry, Metal vapour, Optical pumping, the examination was conducted by Armando Rodriguez (primary examiner, 2828 USPTO department), the invention details are shown in 14 figures, the recorded applicant's name is Xu Jingzhou, the applicant's city - Ann Arbor, state - MI, numbered 13/358,250 (application), the grant number is 08848748 (publication number), the patent was granted on Sep. 30, 2014, the published agent's organization is Sughrue Mion, PLLC, located in Ann Arbor (US), the assignee company is IMRA America, Inc., categorized under Optical Fiber Laser as a primary classification, illustrated by 6 drawings, the claim 1 is exemplary as chosen by the examiner, the known inventor's name is Jingzhou Xu, the inventor's city is Ann Arbor, state - MI, the assignee is categorized as a United States company, the protection scope is defined by 32 claims, the application publication date is Jan. 25, 2012, invented by Gyu Cho et al., particularly claims a laser-based system, comprising…, the invention is named Methods and Systems for Fiber Delivery of High Peak Power.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Optical Fiber Laser, Mode locking, Mode suppression, Fibre lasers, Raman Laser, using scattering effects, e.g. stimulated Brillouin or Raman effects, Lasers, i.e. devices for generation, amplification, modulation, demodulation, or frequency-changing, using stimulated emission, of infra-red, visible, or ultra-violet waves, Mode locking, Arrangement of two or more lasers not provided for in groups H01S 3/02-H01S 3/14, e.g. tandem arrangement of separate active media, Stabilisation of laser output parameters, e.g. frequency, amplitude. The designated search classifications include Optical Fiber Laser, Raman Laser, Specified output coupling device, Mirror support or alignment structure, Mode locking.

Patent details
Publication number 08848748
Publication date Sep. 30, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 13/358,250
Application date Jan. 25, 2012
Application type U
Application series code 13
National classification 372/6
Total number of claims 32
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 6
Number of figures 14
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