Apparatus, systems, and methods having a frequency comb of large spacing can be used in a variety of applications. In various embodiments, a frequency comb is generated from a slave laser by injecting an optical output from a drive laser into the slave laser. One or more parameters of the drive laser and/or the slave …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Ladan Arissian, Jean-Claude Diels
Assignees (initial): STC.UNM (Albuquerque, US)
Agents: Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. (attorney)

The application was examined by Jessica Stultz (USPTO dept. 2828), Delma R Forde


  • 1. A method comprising: …
  • 2. The method of claim 1 , wherein the multiple is generated such that frequency …
  • 3. The method of claim 2 , wherein optical separation is conducted using one or more …

Cited documents


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Brief Description of the Figures

Embodiments of the invention are illustrated by way of example and not limitation in the figures of the accompanying drawings in which: FIG. 1A shows an idealized infinite train of δ-function …


Field of the Invention

The invention relates generally to frequency combs and to systems and devices for the generation and/or use …

Related Application

This application claims priority under 35 U.S.C. 119(e) from U.S. Provisional Application Ser. No. 61/206,801, filed 4 Feb. 2009, which application is incorporated herein by reference in its …


The following detailed description refers to the accompanying drawings that show, by way of illustration and not limitation, various example embodiments of the invention. These embodiments are described in sufficient …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The known applicant's name is Jean-Claude Diels, the applicant's state - NM, city - Albuquerque, similar documents are classified under in which the quality factor of the optical resonator is rapidly changed, i.e. giant-pulse technique, depopulation of lower states, Control of pulse characteristics, Arrangements for controlling the laser output parameters, e.g. by operating on the active medium, Thin Film Laser, Stabilising the frequency of the laser, Polarizer, Phase, using a non-linear optical device, e.g. exhibiting Brillouin- or Raman-scattering, gas discharge of a gas laser, developed by Ladan Arissian et al., the claim number 1 is selected as exemplary, the term of the patent grant was extended by 432 days, the primary classification Frequency has been designated to the document, the protection scope is defined by 23 claims, the invention is titled Systems and Methods Having a Frequency Comb, the invention description is illustrated by 3 drawings, the recorded inventor's name is Arissian Ladan, the inventor's location - Albuquerque, NM, numbered 12/699,566 (application), the patent was granted on Jul. 16, 2013, was examined by Delma R Forde, the assistant, Jessica Stultz, the main examiner (2828 USPTO department), located in Albuquerque (US), the assignee company is STC.UNM, the known agent's company is Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A., the exemplary patent drawings are Fourier transform of the idealized, finite train of pulses of finite, idealized infinite train of δ-function, Systems and Methods Having a Frequency, the application publication date is Feb. 3, 2010, the invention details are shown in 8 figures, assigned to a United States company, the grant number is 08488639.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Control of pulse characteristics, For driving or controlling laser, Modulation, Frequency, Mode locking, Short Wavelength Laser, Acousto-optic, Controlling the intensity, frequency, phase, polarisation or direction of the emitted radiation, e.g. switching, gating, modulating or demodulating. The designated search classifications include For driving or controlling laser, Short Wavelength Laser, Frequency, Acousto-optic, Control of pulse characteristics, Modulation, Mode locking.

Patent details
Publication number 08488639
Publication date Jul. 16, 2013
Kind code B1
Application number 12/699,566
Application date Feb. 3, 2010
Application type U
Application series code 12
Extension term 432
National classification 372/28
Total number of claims 23
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 3
Number of figures 8
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