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1. (WO2017032994) PURGING SYSTEM FOR A LASER SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/032994    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2016/052595
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Aug 23 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H01S 3/034
H01S 3/02
B65D 81/26
H01S 3/036
G02F 1/35
H01S 3/081
H01S 3/109
B01D 46/00
B01D 53/00
H01S 3/16
G02B 27/00
Applicants: M SQUARED LASERS LIMITED
Inventors: MAKER, Gareth Thomas
MUNRO, Simon
Title: PURGING SYSTEM FOR A LASER SYSTEM
Abstract:
A purging system for a laser system is described. The purging system comprising a cartridge that houses a desiccant material and which is configured for removable mounting with an enclosure of the laser system. The cartridge comprising a first mesh layer that provides a means for a fluid to flow to the desiccant material housed within the cartridge. The purging system further comprises a membrane located over the first mesh layer. The purging system therefore provides a mean for passively purging the laser system and so its operation does not require the employment of a pump. The employment of the removable cartridge also has the advantage that the downtimes of the laser system with which it is deployed are reduced during periods when it is required to dry or replace the desiccant material.