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4 June 2002 Solid-state high-energy laser
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Proceedings Volume 4632, Laser and Beam Control Technologies; (2002)
Event: High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2002, San Jose, California, United States
This paper describes a high-energy laser (HEL) concept based on a disk-type solid-state laser operating in active mirror mode. The gain medium disks have high-performance real-time cooling that allows the laser to operate continuously. This configuration of the laser shows excellent scalability to high-average power required for directed energy applications and can be integrated into a simple, compact, lightweight, and affordable unit. The paper also discusses engineering concepts for integrated HEL, power-size-weight scaling model, as well as options for prime power and thermal management.
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John Vetrovec "Solid-state high-energy laser", Proc. SPIE 4632, Laser and Beam Control Technologies, (4 June 2002);


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