7 May 2012 Recent results for the Raytheon RELI program
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We describe our approach and latest results for Raytheon's RELI (Robust Electric Laser Initiative) program. Our architecture leverages a slab-based, Master Oscillator / Power Amplifier (MOPA) architecture based on Raytheon's unique planar waveguide amplifier. Technical objectives for this effort are to demonstrate > 25 kW output with excellent beam quality and an electrical to optical efficiency > 30%. The planar waveguide architecture provides compact packaging and is inherently scalable to 100 kW or greater in a single beam line. We report on the latest progress and test results for the program.
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David Filgas, Todd Clatterbuck, Matt Cashen, Andrew Daniele, Steve Hughes, David Mordaunt, "Recent results for the Raytheon RELI program", Proc. SPIE 8381, Laser Technology for Defense and Security VIII, 83810W (7 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.921055; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.921055
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