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Wavelength selectable laser systems and related methods

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Laser systems and related methods are provided. In this regard, a representative laser system includes: a laser diode array that generates light; a first crystal having a cavity; an optical element operative to focus the generated light onto the first crystal such that the light generates a high-power circulating beam within the cavity; a second crystal positioned with respect to the first crystal such that the frequency of the high-power circulating beam is doubled; and a first coating applied to the first crystal and second coating applied to the second crystal, the first coating and the second coating being operative to cause at least a portion of the beam to be emitted within a particular wavelength range of the generated light.

Inventors: 
Hoffman, Robert C.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Optics
FIle Date: 
2008-07-23
Grant Date: 
2012-11-20
Grant time: 
1,581 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
29
Claim count percentile rank: 
4
Citations percentile rank: 
2
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY