6 June 1993 Power beaming with FEL lasers
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Proceedings Volume 1871, Intense Laser Beams and Applications; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.145226
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
FEL power beaming has broad application to space operations. The Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell International Corporation has examined the commercial applications of beamed power from Earth to space using the Radio Frequency LINAC Free Electron Laser (RF FEL) and has determined that there is a substantial addressable market. Rocketdyne's experience in developing and demonstrating FEL technologies, optics and atmospheric compensation and advanced power and power distribution systems ideally positions the Division to conduct the initial demonstration to prove the feasibility of using a FEL to beam power to space platforms.
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Michael C. Lampel, Michael C. Lampel, Mark S. Curtin, Mark S. Curtin, Robert J. Burke, Robert J. Burke, Ralph A. Cover, Ralph A. Cover, George Rakowsky, George Rakowsky, Glenn T. Bennett, Glenn T. Bennett, } "Power beaming with FEL lasers", Proc. SPIE 1871, Intense Laser Beams and Applications, (6 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.145226; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.145226


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