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Barlow, Nick, 0J, 0L

Barmashenko, Boris D., 0U, 0V, 0W

Baumgärtel, Th., 0N

Belovolov, M. I., 0R

Benoist, Koen W., 0H

Berrou, A., 0C

Bubnov, M. M., 0R

Budilova, O. V., 0P

Caplan, William D., 03

Carestia, M., 0I

Cenciarelli, O., 0I

Chapman, Stuart, 05

Dahl, Katrin, 09

D'Amico, F., 0I

de Waal, Alta, 0M

Donelan, B., 0C

Eichhorn, M., 0C

Figen, Ziya Gürkan, 0E

Fonnum, Helge, 0D

Gaudio, P., 0I

Gelfusa, M., 0I

Graf, A., 0N

Guryanov, A. N., 0R

Haakestad, Magnus W., 0D

Hua, Weihong, 0T

Ionin, A. A., 0P

Jundt, Dieter H., 0F

Jung, M., 0N

Kieleck, C., 0C

Kinyaevskiy, I. O., 0P

Klimachev, Yu. M., 0P

Kneis, C., 0C

Knize, Randall J., 0Y

Kotkov, A. A., 0P

Kotov, L. V., 0R

Kumar, Devinder, 0L

Li, Xiao, 0A

Likhachev, M. E., 0R

Lipatov, D. S., 0R

Lippert, Espen, 0D

Liu, Lei, 0A

Ludewigt, K., 0N

Malizia, A., 0I

Manke, Gerald C., II, 08, 0O

Murari, A., 0I

Paramonov, V. M., 0R

Pizzoferrato, R., 0I

Raab, Michael, 09

Richardson, Mark A., 0J, 0L

Riesbeck, Th., 0N

Rosenwaks, Salman, 0U, 0V, 0W

Rotondaro, Matthew D., 0Y

Scarpellini, D., 0I

Schaffer, Michael K., 0Y

Schleijpen, Ric H. M. A., 0H

Schmitz, J., 0N

Shang, Yaping, 0A

Smith, Leon, 0J, 0L

Takehisa, K., 0X

Tholl, Hans Dieter, 09

Toet, Alexander, 0G

Vega, J., 0I

Waichman, Karol, 0U, 0V, 0W

Wang, Hongyan, 0A, 0T

Willers, Cornelius J., 0M

Willers, Maria S., 0M

Xu, Xiaojun, 0A, 0T

Yang, Zining, 0T

Zhdanov, Boris V., 0Y

Conference Committee

Symposium Chair

  • David H. Titterton, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (United Kingdom)

Symposium Co-chairs

  • Reinhard Ebert, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)

  • Ric H. Schleijpen, TNO Defence, Security and Safety (Netherlands)

Part A: Technologies for Optical Countermeasures

Conference Chairs

  • David H. Titterton, UK Defence Academy (United Kingdom)

  • Mark A. Richardson, Cranfield University (United Kingdom)

  • Robert J. Grasso, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems (United States)

Conference Programme Committee

  • Brian Butters, Meon Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)

  • Zahir Daya, Defence Research and Development Canada, Atlantic (Canada)

  • Marc Eichhorn, Institut Franco-Allemand de Recherches de Saint-Louis (France)

  • Ian F. Elder, SELEX Galileo Ltd. (United Kingdom)

  • David B. James, Cranfield University (United Kingdom)

  • Helena Jelinková, Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic)

  • Gerald C. Manke II, Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division (United States)

  • Stephen P. McGeoch, Thales Optronics Ltd. (United Kingdom)

  • Espen Lippert, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (Norway)

  • Eric D. Park, Q-Peak, Inc. (United States)

  • Ric H. Schleijpen, TNO Defence, Security and Safety (Netherlands)

  • Piet B. W. Schwering, TNO Defence, Security and Safety (Netherlands)

  • Dirk Peter Seiffer, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)

  • Ove Steinvall, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)

  • Hans Dieter Tholl, Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Company KG (Germany)

  • Cornelius Willers, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (South Africa)

  • Maria S. Willers, Denel Dynamics (South Africa)

Session Chairs

  • Keynote Session

  • Robert J. Grasso, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems (United States)

  • DIRCM Systems

  • Hans-Dieter Tholl, Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

  • Lasers and Sources for Countermeasures

  • Hans-Dieter Tholl, Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

  • Fibre Lasers

  • Ric H. M. A. Schleijpen, TNO Defence, Security and Safety (Netherlands)

  • MIR Lasers

  • Robert J. Grasso, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems (United States)

  • Laser Effects

  • Ove Steinvall, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)

  • Modelling and Simulation

  • David H. Titterton, UK Defence Academy (United Kingdom)

Part B: High-Power Lasers 2014: Technology and Systems

Conference Chairs

  • Willy L. Bohn, BohnLaser Consult (Germany)

  • Harro Ackermann, High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office (United States)

Session Chairs

  • Lasers and Laser Architectures for Power Scaling

  • Willy L. Bohn, BohnLaser Consult (Germany)

  • Novel Design in Fiber Lasers

  • Tino Eidaum, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Germany)

  • DPAL and IR Gas Lasers

  • Salman Rosenwaks, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)

Introduction to Part A: Technologies for Optical Countermeasures

This was the eleventh time that this conference has taken place and again offered a range of papers that were delivered over two days. There was also a panel discussion debating the topic of “Attaining Damage and Destroy Countermeasures.” This discussion was very popular and caused some very interesting discussion, especially when the topic of countermeasures to imaging infrared seekers was raised.

This year’s conference had eight sessions, which majored on laser technology, techniques as well as systems. There were two exceptional papers in the keynote session, which created a lot of interesting debate. In the following session there were invited presentations covering ITAR-Free (international trade in arms regulations) directed infrared countermeasure systems being developed, which, not surprisingly, created a very large audience and a lot of interesting questions.

There were three sessions discussing recent developments with laser technology, involving ultra-short pulse generation, combination of quantum cascade lasers and the use of fibre lasers in aircraft protection systems. There was a very valuable session discussing recent developments with laser technology for future DIRCM systems requiring energetic emissions in the mid-wave infrared.

The laser effects session was very interesting and again raised many interesting debates when the papers were opened for discussion. One concern was the continuing misinterpretation of “Protocol 4” of the Vienna Convention of 1995, which encouraged further debate.

The final session, which was indeed the final session of the symposium, was very well attended. The audience was well rewarded with three very interesting and stimulating talks.

We wish to thank all of the presenters for delivering an outstanding conference; moreover, we also thank the Programme Committee for their continued support and willingness to chair the various sessions, which is also appreciated by SPIE.

The chairmen encouraged the audience to consider topics for discussion at next year’s conference and symposium, which will be held in Toulouse, France.

David H. Titterton

Mark A. Richardson

Robert J. Grasso

Panel Discussion: Technologies for Optical Countermeasures

In the “Technologies for Optical Countermeasures” Conference we continued the Panel Discussion Series begun last year. This year’s topic was, “Attaining Damage and Destroy Countermeasures.” Damaging or destroying the threat whilst in flight is seen as the “holy grail” to many in the Optical Countermeasures discipline. The discussion started with the statement that “no concept is a bad concept,” which led to some initial statements that the cost of protection (CM System Level) vs. platform cost will be a major issue. This was followed by a comment that prime power draw from the platform may be a major issue as well. Another participant responded that CM system weight will be an issue with a 100KW system weighing about 4500 KG (10K Pounds). This was followed with statements about multiple threat engagement (prioritization) and “seeker only” damage vs. threat body damage, which can have significant impacts to CM system SWaP. Of course, overall CM system cost was discussed as a factor as well.

Several people mentioned False Alarm Rate as a potential issue, as well as a “preemptive” approach to damage the threat prior to launch. We had an insightful discussion on possible concepts, one being the concept of a “long laser” resurrecting an approach considered several years past, another creating a laser sustained plasma at the seeker, another using femtosecond lasers with their tremendous peak power, and yet another utilizing tunneling. All interesting approaches, indeed. Finally, the discussion moved to some of the practical aspects of system consideration: 1) laser size to perform the damage and destroy function, 2) acceptable damage parameters at the threat level, and 3) cost/benefit analysis to understand the true implications of implementing such a system. The Panel closed with the Chairs thanking all participants for the lively discussion and welcoming topics for next year’s conference.

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