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Gordon Gould: Optically pumped laser amplifiers. Lerner David Littenberg & Samuel, October 11, 1977: US04053845 (92 worldwide citation)

Optically pumped laser amplifiers are disclosed. One type of such amplifier utilizes an excitable medium, the atoms, ions or molecules of said medium having well defined energy states including a lowest state, a lower state above said lowest state, and a higher state above said lower state, and a br ...


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Robert E Thompson, Gordon Gould, Charles I Soodak: Armored cable containing a hermetically sealed tube incorporating an optical fiber. Chevron Research Company, S R LaPaglia, E J Keeling, A Stephen Zavell, June 11, 1985: US04522464 (73 worldwide citation)

An armored cable containing a hermetically sealed tube incorporating an optical fiber is described. The armored optical cable exhibits minimal inelastic elongation in response to tension at elevated temperatures and is capable of withstanding harsh ambient conditions.


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Donald Schmadel, William H Culver, Gordon Gould: Method and apparatus for radiant energy modulation in optical fibers. Optelecom Incorporated, Kerkam Stowell Kondracki & Clarke, May 19, 1981: US04268116 (69 worldwide citation)

Radiant energy is caused to modulate in phase and frequency in a single mode optical fiber by means of a relatively movable, spatially periodic perturbation.


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Gordon Gould: Polarizing apparatus employing an optical element inclined at brewsters angle. Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, May 24, 1988: US04746201 (65 worldwide citation)

This application disclosed light polarizing apparatus in which light traverses a light path more than once. The light path passes through an amplification region caused by a population inversion. An optical element is mounted to intersect the light path at Brewster's angle polarizing the light passi ...


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Gordon Gould: Light amplifiers employing collisions to produce a population inversion. Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, November 3, 1987: US04704583 (62 worldwide citation)

This application discloses light amplification apparatus in which population inversion is created in which energized particles collide with a lasing medium to create a population inversion. In the preferred embodiment the energized particles are atoms, ions, or molecules different than the lasing me ...


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Gordon Gould, William H Culver: Retroreflective optical communication system. Optelecom Incorporated, Kerkam Stowell Kondracki & Clarke, October 11, 1988: US04777660 (58 worldwide citation)

A retroreflective optical communication system in which a laser at a control station is aimed at a retroreflector at a second position or station whose reflectivity can be varied so as to impress a signal onto the retroreflected beam, and then back to the first station for detection. The communicati ...


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Gordon Gould, Charles I Soodak, Robert E Thompson: Hermetically sealed optical fiber. Chevron Research Company, S R LaPaglia, E J Keeling, A Stephen Zavell, March 12, 1985: US04504112 (56 worldwide citation)

A hermetically sealed optical fiber tube and process of fabrication. The hermetically sealed tube is fabricated from rolled wires into shaped sectors such that when the sections are joined a cylindrical tube is formed having a sufficient inside diameter to accept one or a plurality of buffered optic ...


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Gordon Gould: Method of energizing a material. Lerner David Littenberg & Samuel, July 17, 1979: US04161436 (52 worldwide citation)

This application discloses light amplifier apparatus and uses for the same. A light amplifier apparatus is disclosed in which population inversion is created by optical pumping. Another light amplifier apparatus is disclosed in which population inversion is produced by collisions with other particle ...


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Donald Schmadel, William H Culver, Gordon Gould: Fiber optic energy sensor and optical demodulation system and methods of making same. Optelecom, Kerkam Stowell Kondracki & Clarke, November 23, 1982: US04360272 (42 worldwide citation)

A fiber optic energy sensor and optical demodulation system is disclosed wherein the signal energy to be sensed or detected causes an etched single mode fiber to be stretched or compressed which causes the optical path length for electromagnetic radiation traveling in the core of the optic fiber to ...


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Gordon Gould: Optical communication system for drill hole logging. Optelcom, Kerkam Stowell Kondracki and Clarke, October 15, 1985: US04547774 (28 worldwide citation)

An optical communication system for drill hole logging comprises an armored cable containing one or more glass clad optical fibers inside a tubular moisture barrier, a neodymium laser in the cable reel radiates infrared light into one of the fibers, a modulator in the downhole cable-head connector s ...