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High-power beam control: results-to-date and relevance to power beaming
Author(s): John R. Albertine; Sadegh Siahatgar; Harold E. Bennett
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Paper Abstract

Over the past fifteen years, the mid-infrared advanced chemical laser (MIRACL) and SeaLite beam director (SLBD) have been completed, moved to the High Energy Laser System Test Facility (HELSTF) at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, and integrated into the largest and most powerful high energy laser system in the U.S. The high energy laser system was modified, incorporating a shared aperture (pointing and tracking) capability to improve pointing performance. High power propagation, tracking, and beam control experiments over near vertical beam paths have been conducted. The system modifications, instrumentation, and test results are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2988, Free-Electron Laser Challenges, (15 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274389
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John R. Albertine, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (United States)
Sadegh Siahatgar, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (United States)
Harold E. Bennett, Bennett Optical Research, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2988:
Free-Electron Laser Challenges
Patrick G. O'Shea; Harold E. Bennett, Editor(s)

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