23 March 2005 Atmospheric applications of high-energy lasers
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Proceedings Volume 5777, XV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers; (2005) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.611519
Event: XV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, 2004, Prague, Czech Republic
Abstract
It has been over forty years since the invention of the laser, which has inspired the imagination of scientists and science fiction writers alike. Many ideas have been realized, many still remain as dreams, and new ones are still being conceived. The High Energy Laser (HEL) has been associated with weapon applications during the past three decades. Much of the same technology can be directly applied to power beaming, laser propulsion, and other potential remote energy and power transfer applications. Economically, these application areas are becoming increasingly more viable. This paper reviews the evolutionarey history of the HEL device technologies. It points out the basic system components and layouts with associated key technologies that drive the effectiveness and efficiency of the system level performance. It describes the fundamental properties and wavelength dependencies of atmospheric propagation that in turn have become the prescription for wavelength properties that are desired from the device.
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Joung R. Cook, Joung R. Cook, } "Atmospheric applications of high-energy lasers", Proc. SPIE 5777, XV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, (23 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.611519; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.611519
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