Patent Number: 6,480,515

Title: Optically transparent, heat conductive fluid heat sink

Abstract: A fluid-filled heat sink is positioned on the emission surface of a laser diode. The light beam emitted by the laser diode aperture will propagate though the optically transparent fluid to be transmitted through an output window of the heat sink. Heat generated by the laser diode will be transferred by the thermally conductive fluid to the heat sink housing which will radiate the heat or transfer the heat to a secondary heat sink.

Inventors: Wilson; James M. (Glendora, CA)

Assignee: Xerox Corporation

International Classification: H01S 5/024 (20060101); H01S 5/00 (20060101); H01S 003/04 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12/2019