8 September 2004 New technologies and architectures for laser systems: revolutionary beam control (Keynote Address)
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This paper discusses revolutionary laser system architecture capable of dramatically reducing the complexity of laser systems while increasing capability. The architecture includes 3 major subsystems. The first is a phased array of laser sources. The second provides wavefront control and electronic beam steering. The third is sub-aperture receiver technology. Combining these three technologies into a new laser systems architecture results in a system that has graceful degradation, can steer to as wide an angle as individual optical phased array sub-apertures can steer, and can be scaled to high power and large apertures through phasing of a number of sub-apertures.
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Paul F. McManamon, Paul F. McManamon, William E. Thompson, William E. Thompson, } "New technologies and architectures for laser systems: revolutionary beam control (Keynote Address)", Proc. SPIE 5413, Laser Systems Technology II, (8 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.548746; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.548746
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