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High-energy laser interaction with solids: a laser safety perspective
Author(s): Jean-François Daigle; Dominik Pudo; Francis Théberge; Marc Châteauneuf
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Paper Abstract

Laser safety regulating the deployment of kW-class high energy laser (HEL) technologies in outdoor applications can rapidly cause significant planning and operations issues due to the ranges involved. Safety templates based on the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) rules can easily result in ranges of tens of kilometers for kW-class lasers. Due to the complexity of HEL-matter interactions, the assumptions underlying the aforementioned approach are however deemed inappropriate. In this paper, we identify a more suitable approach backed by experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 2016
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9990, High-Power Lasers 2016: Technology and Systems, 99900H (21 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2241589
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Jean-François Daigle, Defence Research and Development Canada, Valcartier (Canada)
Dominik Pudo, Defence Research and Development Canada, Valcartier (Canada)
Francis Théberge, Defence Research and Development Canada, Valcartier (Canada)
Marc Châteauneuf, Defence Research and Development Canada, Valcartier (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9990:
High-Power Lasers 2016: Technology and Systems
Harro Ackermann; Willy L. Bohn; David H. Titterton, Editor(s)

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