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1 September 2010 Forty years of lasers at ELOP-Elbit Systems
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Lasers and laser systems are a mature technology, yet there is a long road ahead for innovation and enthusiasm. We review some of the 40 years of R&D and manufacturing of lasers at ELOP-Elbit Systems. Bulk solid state lasers, for designators and range finders, as well as fiber lasers, for directed IR countermeasures and laser radar applications are described. These two technologies provide and will continue to offer a vast number of products for security and defense applications. Current and future generations of laser products will have higher average power together with improved beam quality, better efficiencies, and superior robustness all in a more compact package.
©(2010) Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
Nissim Zafrani, Zachary S. Sacks, Shmuel K. Greenstein, Idit Peer, Eran Tal, Elena Luria, Gad Ravnitzki, Doron David, Avigdor Zajdman, and Nahum Izhaky "Forty years of lasers at ELOP-Elbit Systems," Optical Engineering 49(9), 091004 (1 September 2010).
Published: 1 September 2010

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