13 August 1993 Rocketdyne FEL for power beaming using a regenerative amplifier
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Proceedings Volume 1868, Laser Resonators and Coherent Optics: Modeling, Technology, and Applications; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.150636
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
The Rocketdyne free-electron laser (FEL) being presently developed for operation in the visible to one-micron regime is described, with particular attention given to some of the principal optics and atmospheric propagation issues. The paper describes the system assembly and discusses the performance requirements for power beaming, the resonator design, and the basic ideas and calculations involved in the beam propagating through the atmosphere and tilt corrections. This FEL will be capable of an average output of greater than 1 kW in the near infrared. The laser system has an ability of scaling to power levels required for beaming power to space platforms.
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Ralph A. Cover, Ralph A. Cover, Glenn T. Bennett, Glenn T. Bennett, Robert J. Burke, Robert J. Burke, Mark S. Curtin, Mark S. Curtin, Michael C. Lampel, Michael C. Lampel, George Rakowsky, George Rakowsky, James P. Stone, James P. Stone, } "Rocketdyne FEL for power beaming using a regenerative amplifier", Proc. SPIE 1868, Laser Resonators and Coherent Optics: Modeling, Technology, and Applications, (13 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.150636; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.150636
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