5 October 2012 High-energy laser-summator based on Raman scattering principle
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This paper is a summary of the history, theory, and development efforts of summator, an all-in-one device that coherently combines multiple high-power laser beams, lowers the beam divergence, and shifts the wavelength based on stimulated Raman scattering principle in USSR from early 1960s to late 1970s. This was a part of the Terra-3 program, which was an umbrella program of highly classified high-energy laser weapons development efforts. Some parts of the Terra-3 program, specifically the terminal missile defense portion, were declassified recently, including the information on summator development efforts.
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Zemskov E. Mikhalovich, "High-energy laser-summator based on Raman scattering principle," Optical Engineering 52(2), 021004 (5 October 2012). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.52.2.021004 . Submission:
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