10 September 2004 High-average-power diode-pumped solid-state laser illuminators for HEL beam control
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Active track and beacon illuminator lasers, which are critical components of most high energy laser beam control systems, have benefited significantly over the past decade from technology advancements that have enabled more than an order of magnitude growth in average output power while maintaining excellent beam quality. An overview of how high energy laser system illuminator requirements are developed, along with a short history and current status of diode-pumped solid-state laser illuminator technology development in the United States, will be provided.
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Stephen G. Post, Stephen G. Post, } "High-average-power diode-pumped solid-state laser illuminators for HEL beam control", Proc. SPIE 5414, Laser Technologies for Defense and Security, (10 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.554473; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.554473


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