13 August 1993 Annular resonators for high-power chemical lasers
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Proceedings Volume 1868, Laser Resonators and Coherent Optics: Modeling, Technology, and Applications; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.150625
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Resonators capable of extracting highly coherent energy from DF and HF chemical laser annular gain media have been under investigation for weapon application since 1974. This survey article traces the background of interest in these devices, describes the various concepts that have been experimentally and analytically investigated, and discusses the issues associated with their operation. From the discussion of issues, preferred concepts are selected. Applicability of these concepts to high-power operation is addressed through discussions of past and ongoing high-power demonstration programs and the issues facing their application to weapon sized devices capable of strategic and tactical missions such as ballistic missile defense (BMD), theater missile defense (TMD), and anti satellite (ASAT).
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Richard C. Wade, Richard C. Wade, } "Annular resonators for high-power chemical lasers", Proc. SPIE 1868, Laser Resonators and Coherent Optics: Modeling, Technology, and Applications, (13 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.150625; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.150625

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