Abstract

An array of Surface Emitting Laser (SEL) elements can be used to efficiently pump a disk or rod of solid-state laser glass or crystal, or harmonic-generating crystal. Placing the laser array chip against or near the surface of this solid-state material provides very high and uniform optical power density without the need for lenses or fiber-optics …

Legal parties

Party
Inventors (applicants): John R Joseph
Assignees (initial): TriLumina Corporation (Albuquerque, US)
Agents: Woodcock Washburn LLP (attorney)

The application was examined by Kinam Park (USPTO dept. 2828)

Claims

  • 1. A pumped solid-state laser, comprising: …
  • 2. The pumped solid-state laser as recited in claim 1 , wherein one or more …
  • 3. The pumped solid-state laser as recited in claim 1 , wherein a controller is configured …

Cited documents

Patents

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Drawings

Brief Description of the Several Views of the Drawing

FIG. 1 is an illustration of an embodiment of a solid-state laser cavity which is pumped by an addressable SEL array chip which provides a radial profile of light intensity …

Description

Brief Description

One or more arrays of addressable surface emitting lasers (SEL) optically pump solid-state laser devices using patterned pumping elements which have been divided into subarrays of elements individually addressable for the purpose …

Cross-References to Related Applications

This application is a non-provisional application taking priority from U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/415,765, which is incorporated in its entirety herein by …

Detailed Description

Embodiments include an array of addressable vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) elements that are utilized to pump a solid-state laser material. Embodiments further include a monolithic and addressable array of VCSEL …

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Miscellaneous patent data

Developed by John R Joseph, particularly claims a pumped solid-state laser, comprising…, the assignee classification - a United States company, the known applicant's name is Joseph John R, the applicant's state - NM, city - Albuquerque, the invention description is illustrated by 3 drawings, the inventor's first name is John R, and his last name is Joseph, the inventor's state is NM, city - Albuquerque, the invention is titled Optical Pumping of Solid-State Laser Material Using Addressable Laser Array, the primary classification Independently addressable has been designated to the document, the protection scope is defined by 28 claims, the patent was granted on Aug. 27, 2013, similar patents are classified under Optical pumping, Acousto-optic, Distributed Bragg reflector lasers, Backflow feature, using a mechanical device, Cooling arrangements, Gas dynamic lasers, i.e. with expansion of the laser gas medium to supersonic flow speeds, the active gas being polyatomic, i.e. containing more than one atom, Particular Pumping Means, Having air gap region, the drawings include the following: Illustration of an embodiment of a solid-state, Illustration of an embodiment for moving, Illustration of an embodiment for controlling, Optical Pumping of Solid-State Laser, 3 figures are supplied with the description, located in Albuquerque (US), the assignee company is TriLumina Corporation, the grant number is 08520713, the application was published on Nov. 18, 2011, numbered 13/300,531 (application), the recorded agent's company name - Woodcock Washburn LLP, the application was examined by Kinam Park (2828 USPTO department), the exemplary claims include number 1.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Monolithic integrated, Pumping with optical or radiant energy, Independently addressable, Semiconductor, Nonlinear device, Semiconductor lasers, Frequency multiplying, Insulating crystal. The designated search classifications include Independently addressable, Nonlinear device, Monolithic integrated, Insulating crystal, Frequency multiplying, Semiconductor, Pumping with optical or radiant energy.

Patent details
Publication number 08520713
Publication date Aug. 27, 2013
Kind code B2
Application number 13/300,531
Application date Nov. 18, 2011
Application type U
Application series code 13
National classification 372/50.122
Total number of claims 28
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 3
Number of figures 3
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