28 July 1989 CO2 Lasers For Military Applications
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Proceedings Volume 1042, CO2 Lasers and Applications; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.951261
Event: OE/LASE '89, 1989, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Increasing interest is being shown towards using CO2 lasers for a variety of military applications. These applications include rangefinders, lasers radars, lhser beamrider missile guidance, and laser communications. The requirements on laser performance parameters generated by each of these potential applications are reviewed. Requirements are determined for laser output power (or pulse energy), lasing wavelength, pulse duration, pulse repetition frequency, beam divergence (beam quality), and laser frequency stability.
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R. C. Harney, R. C. Harney, } "CO2 Lasers For Military Applications", Proc. SPIE 1042, CO2 Lasers and Applications, (28 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951261; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.951261


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