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  • Auslender, Ilya, 0B

  • Barmashenko, Boris D., 0A, 0B, 0C, 0E

  • Bigotta, Stefano, 02

  • Chen, He, 0O

  • Chen, Sheng-Ping, 07, 0O

  • Diener, Karsten, 02

  • Duschek, Frank, 0L

  • Eichhorn, Marc, 02

  • Eisele, Christian, 0I

  • Fan, Guobin, 08

  • Fischbach, Thomas, 0L

  • Geiss, Lothar, 02

  • Grünewald, Karin M., 0L

  • Hall, Thomas, 0L

  • Handke, Jürgen, 0L

  • Henriksson, Markus, 0I, 0M

  • Hou, Jing, 07

  • Ibach, Thierry, 02

  • Jiang, Zong-Fu, 07, 0O

  • Jin, Ai-Jun, 07

  • Klaffki, Kirsten, 0L

  • Knize, Randall J., 0B, 0D

  • Lantagne, Stéphane, 0N

  • Lu, Yanhua, 08

  • Möller, Sebastian, 0I

  • Moreau, Louis, 0N

  • Pargmann, Carsten, 0L

  • Prel, Florent, 0N

  • Ren, Huaijin, 08

  • Rosenwaks, Salman, 0A, 0B, 0C, 0E

  • Rotondaro, Matthew D., 0B, 0D

  • Roy, Claude, 0N

  • Sadot, Oren, 0A, 0E

  • Schöner, Jörg, 02

  • Seiffer, Dirk P., 0I, 0M

  • Shaffer, Michael K., 0D

  • Si, Lei, 07, 0O

  • Sjöqvist, Lars, 0I, 0M

  • Steinvall, Ove, 0H

  • Stöppler, Georg, 02

  • Takehisa, K., 03

  • Thieser, Jim, 0L

  • Togna, Fabio, 0I

  • Velluet, Marie-Thérèse, 0I

  • von Salisch, Michael, 02

  • Waichman, Karol, 0A, 0C

  • Wan, Min, 08

  • Willers, Cornelius J., 0N

  • Xu, Xiafei, 08

  • Yacoby, Eyal, 0A, 0E

  • Zhang, Bin, 07, 0O

  • Zhang, Lei, 08

  • Zhang, Wei, 08

  • Zhdanov, Boris V., 0B, 0D

Conference Committee

  • Symposium Chair

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

  • Symposium Co-chair

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

Part A: High-Power Lasers 2015: Technology and Systems

  • Conference Chairs

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

    • Willy L. Bohn, BohnLaser Consult (Germany)

  • Session Chairs

    • 1 Lasers and Laser Architectures for Power Scaling

      • Willy L. Bohn, BohnLaser Consult (Germany)

    • 2 Advances in Fiber Lasers

      • Willy L. Bohn, BohnLaser Consult (Germany)

    • 3 New Single Frequency/Narrow Band Solid State Lasers

      • Willy L. Bohn, BohnLaser Consult (Germany)

    • 4 Simulations and Experiments in Diode-Pumped Alkali Lasers

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

Part B: Technologies for Optical Countermeasures

  • Conference Chairs

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

    • Robert J. Grasso, EOIR Technologies (United States)

  • Conference Programme Committee

    • Brian Butters, Meon Technology Limited (United Kingdom)

    • 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 Jelinkova, Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic)

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

    • Espen Lippert, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (Norway)

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

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

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

    • Ove Steinvall, FOI-Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)

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

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

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

  • Session Chairs

    • 5 Keynote Session

      • Robert J. Grasso, EOIR Technologies (United States)

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

    • 6 Aircraft Protection

      • Stuart Duncan, SELEX Galileo Ltd. (United Kingdom)

    • 7 Lasers and Sources for Countermeasures

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

    • 8 Atmospheric and External Platform Effects upon Laser Propagation

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

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

    • 9 Pulse Modulation and Signature Effects

      • Ove Steinvall, FOI-Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)

      • Leon Smith, Cranfield University (United Kingdom)

Introduction to Part B: Technologies for Optical Countermeasures

This was the twelfth time we have held this conference, conducted over two days, and offered a range of papers pertinent to Electro-Optical and Infrared Countermeasures. As in the past, we also held our panel discussion debating the topic of “IRCM – Back to the Future”. This discussion is very popular and caused some very interesting discussion, especially when the topic of “where do we move from here and how do we get there given technology and cost constraints” was raised.

This year’s conference had five sessions, which focused upon Aircraft Protection, Laser Technology, and Atmospheric, Platform, and Signature Effects. There were two exceptional papers in the keynote session, which addressed “Semiconductor Lasers for DIRCM” and “Advancement in High Power MIR Sources.” In the following sessions there were invited presentations covering Pre-emptive DIRCM System Architectures, Helicopter Rotor Downwash Effects, and High Energy Laser Propagation Effects. Of particular interest was our session on, “Atmospheric and External Platform Effects upon Laser Propagation.” Here we had two excellent papers dealing with “Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Propagation of High-Energy Beams,” and “Helicopter Engine Exhaust Rotor Downwash Effects on Laser Beams.” Both of these papers deal with what we get at the end of the propagation chain once rotor downwash effects, atmospheric propagation effects, and absorption and scattering take their toll on our otherwise perfect beam emanating from our system.

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 Edinburgh, Scotland.

David H. Titterton

Robert J. Grasso

Mark A. Richardson

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