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Wavelength and power scalable waveguiding-based infrared laser system

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An infrared laser source system that combines laser emitters through an optical waveguide. Each emitter is coupled to a port of the optical waveguide and the waveguided signal is combined to provide a spatially combined laser source with a single common exit aperture. The materials used for waveguiding allow the propagation of wavelengths in the infrared. The system can be used for combining multiple laser emitters to increase the total output power and/or for combination of multiple emitters with different wavelength for increased spectral coverage out of the laser system.

Inventors: 
Gattass, Rafael R.; Shaw, Leslie Brandon; Sanghera, Jasbinder S.; Aggarwal, Ishwar D.; Busse, Lynda E.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Optics
FIle Date: 
2013-07-11
Grant Date: 
2014-04-29
Grant time: 
292 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
5
Claim count percentile rank: 
10
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY