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20 November 1985 Strategic Defense Initiatives At Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Proceedings Volume 0540, Southwest Conf on Optics '85; (1985) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.976174
Event: 1985 Albuquerque Conferences on Optics, 1985, Albuquerque, United States
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This presentation reviews the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory, noting especially the needs for and applications of optics and optical technologies. Table I lists the various activities at Los Alamos contributing to SDI programs. The principal, nonnuclear SDI programs are: 1) the free-electron laser, and 2) neutral particle beams. Both should be considered as potential long-range-kill systems, but still in the futuristic category.
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Stephen D. Rockwood "Strategic Defense Initiatives At Los Alamos National Laboratory", Proc. SPIE 0540, Southwest Conf on Optics '85, (20 November 1985); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.976174
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