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1. (WO2013162551) METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING AND USING SOLID STATE LASER SYSTEMS HAVING CLADDED LASING MATERIALS

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/162551    International Application No.:    PCT/US2012/035007
Publication Date: Fri Nov 01 00:59:59 CET 2013 International Filing Date: Thu Apr 26 01:59:59 CEST 2012
IPC: H01S 3/17
Applicants: SARNOFF, Burton, E.
HELLER, Donald
KRASINSKI, Jerzy
Inventors: SARNOFF, Burton, E.
HELLER, Donald
KRASINSKI, Jerzy
Title: METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING AND USING SOLID STATE LASER SYSTEMS HAVING CLADDED LASING MATERIALS
Abstract:
In one embodiment, the instant invention is an optical structure that includes: an optical active medium of a solid state laser, where the optical active medium has a first coefficient of thermal expansion; and a protective structure that is directly cladded a portion of the optical active medium, where the protective structure has a second coefficient of thermal expansion which matches the first coefficient of thermal expansion of the optical active medium, and where the protective structure is transparent to a wavelength that is within an absorption band of the optical active medium so that the optical structure has: the optical active medium that is protected from a physical damage, and the optical active medium that is capable of generating a laser beam having a first energy that is larger than a second energy generated by a control optical structure having the optical active medium without the protective structure.