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High-energy laser-summator based on Raman scattering principle
Author(s): Zemskov E. Mikhalovich
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(2) 021004 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.2.021004
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 2
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Zemskov E. Mikhalovich, J. Cook & Associates (United States)

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