Patents Assigned to TeraDiode, Inc.
  • Patent number: 9350141
    Abstract: In various embodiments, wavelength beam combining laser systems incorporate optics having optical power along the non-WBC direction (and/or the slow-diverging axis) of the combined multi-wavelength beam proximate to or combined with the partially reflective output coupler in order to correct pointing variation in the non-WBC direction (and/or the slow-diverging axis).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: TeraDiode, Inc.
    Inventors: Bien Chann, Bryan Lochman, Wang-Long Zhou
  • Patent number: 9335551
    Abstract: A system and method for decreasing the optical pathway length, varying the characteristics of a WBC system. Through the various embodiments and techniques described herein, high-brightness multi-wavelength output systems may be combined into a single laser system to achieve a more efficient and a higher quality weld between two weld partners. Additionally, the present disclosure provides methods and techniques that account for the differences between dissimilar metals, namely metals having dissimilar thicknesses, melting points, thermal conduciveness, and/or thermal expansion coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: TeraDiode, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Liebowitz, Bien Chann
  • Patent number: 9325144
    Abstract: A system and method for stabilizing and combining multiple emitted beams into a single system using both WBC and WDM techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: TeraDiode, Inc.
    Inventors: Parviz Tayebati, Bien Chann
  • Patent number: 9310560
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a beam-parameter adjustment system and focusing system alters a spatial power distribution of a plurality of radiation beams before the beams are coupled into an optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: TeraDiode, Inc.
    Inventors: Bien Chann, Parviz Tayebati, Robin Huang, Bryan Lochman, Wang-Long Zhou, Francisco J. Villarreal-Saucedo, James Zambuto
  • Patent number: 9268097
    Abstract: A system and method for creating a robust anti-reflective surface on a fiber end using various etching techniques to create a shallow grating that creates an effective index of refraction region to transition from air or the input material to the material of the fiber optical cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: TeraDiode, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin Huang, Bien Chann, Parviz Tayebati, Mike Cruz
  • Patent number: 9268142
    Abstract: A system and method for increasing efficiency and power output of a multi-wavelength beam combining system through providing a common output coupler to reflect feedback that stabilizes or individually seeds each emitter, and wherein the individual feedback is preserved by mitigating cross-coupling, wherein a multi-wavelength beam comprised of radiation having a plurality of wavelengths, high brightness and power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: TeraDiode, Inc.
    Inventors: Bien Chann, Robin Huang, Parviz Tayebati
  • Patent number: 9256073
    Abstract: A system and method for increasing efficiency and power output of a multi-wavelength beam combining system through providing a common output coupler to reflect feedback that stabilizes or individually seeds each emitter, and wherein the individual feedback is preserved by mitigating cross-coupling, wherein a multi-wavelength beam comprised of radiation having a plurality of wavelengths, high brightness and power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: TeraDiode, Inc.
    Inventors: Bien Chann, Robin Huang, Parviz Tayebati
  • Patent number: 9190807
    Abstract: A method for optimizing startup time and efficiency for a WBC laser diode system having numerous diode elements, wherein each diode element is measured, an optimal band region is determined for each diode element, and placed in an optimal placement within an array of diode elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: TeraDiode, Inc.
    Inventors: Parviz Tayebati, Bien Chann, Robin Huang, Bryan Lochman, Francisco Villarreal-Saucedo, James Zambuto
  • Patent number: 9178333
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a laser apparatus includes a beam emitter, first and second mounts disposed on opposing sides of the beam emitter and in electrical and thermal contact therewith, and a housing body for conducting heat away from the beam emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: TeraDiode, Inc.
    Inventors: Parviz Tayebati, Bien Chann, Robin Huang, Bryan Lochman, James Burgess
  • Patent number: 9124065
    Abstract: A system and method for reducing the M2 value of a single asymmetric laser emitter while maintaining the power output of the emitter. In some embodiments the brightness of the output of such a system is equivalent to a portioned section of the single laser emitter. A WBC step is performed along a portioned or non-portioned single laser emitter to reduce the M2 value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: TeraDiode, Inc.
    Inventors: Bien Chann, Robin Huang, Parviz Tayebati
  • Patent number: 9104029
    Abstract: A system and method for decreasing the optical pathway length, varying brightness output quality, and stabilizing beams along the non-beam combining dimension in a WBC system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: TeraDiode, Inc.
    Inventors: Parviz Tayebati, Bien Chann
  • Patent number: 9093822
    Abstract: A multi-band scalable output power laser system configured to have high brightness and output power in each band is accomplished by combining multiple laser modules, with each producing at least one band, and wherein at least one of the laser modules is based on a wavelength beam combining (WBC) system, into a multi-band free-space cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: TeraDiode, Inc.
    Inventors: Bien Chann, Robin Huang
  • Publication number: 20150062891
    Abstract: A system and method of providing a deformed FAC Lens to a multi-emitter diode bar laser system comprised of a lens holder and FAC lens wherein the FAC Lens is deformed so as to offset or compensate for the inherent smile properties present in a multi-emitter diode bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: TERADIODE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Deutsch, Daqing Wang
  • Publication number: 20140240831
    Abstract: A system and method for stabilizing WBC systems utilizing retro reflectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: TERADIODE, INC.
    Inventor: Bien Chann
  • Patent number: 8724222
    Abstract: A Compact Interdependent Optical Laser System and Method is designed for use with wavelength beam combining (WBC) systems that utilize both slow-axis and fast-axis WBC. Multiple optical elements having individual and interdependent functionality allow for the system to compact reducing the overall footprint of the system. Additional, configurations incorporating the compact system described herein allow for high-power and brightness scaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Teradiode, Inc.
    Inventors: Bien Chann, Robin Huang
  • Patent number: 8670180
    Abstract: A system and method for producing a multi-output laser by reconfiguring and apportioning a plurality of electromagnetic beams produced by various wavelength beam combining techniques. The reconfiguring of beams includes individual rotation and selective repositioning of one or more beams with respect to beam's original input position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Teradiode, Inc.
    Inventors: Bien Chann, Robin Huang
  • Publication number: 20140036358
    Abstract: Systems and methods have been provided to scale wavelength beam combining (WBC) systems, which are systems configured to increase output power, as well as spatial and/or spectral brightness when utilizing or combining a plurality of beam emitters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: TERADIODE, INC.
    Inventors: Bien Chann, Robin Huang
  • Publication number: 20140036375
    Abstract: A system and method for reconfiguring a plurality of electromagnetic beams to take advantage of various wavelength beam combining techniques. The reconfiguring of beams includes individual rotation and selective repositioning of one or more beams with respect to beam's original input position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: TERADIODE, INC.
    Inventors: Bien Chann, Robin Huang
  • Publication number: 20140016897
    Abstract: A pivotal and adjustable FOM system and method for aligning incoming beams into optical fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: TeraDiode, Inc.
    Inventor: John David Glenn
  • Publication number: 20130287058
    Abstract: A system and method for reducing the M2 value of a single asymmetric laser emitter while maintaining the power output of the emitter. In some embodiments the brightness of the output of such a system is equivalent to a portioned section of the single laser emitter. A WBC step is performed along a portioned or non-portioned single laser emitter to reduce the M2 value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: TERADIODE, INC.
    Inventors: Bien Chann, Robin Huang, Parviz Tayebati