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Solid-state high-energy laser
Author(s): John Vetrovec
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a high-energy laser (HEL) concept based on a disk-type solid-state laser operating in active mirror mode. The gain medium disks have high-performance real-time cooling that allows the laser to operate continuously. This configuration of the laser shows excellent scalability to high-average power required for directed energy applications and can be integrated into a simple, compact, lightweight, and affordable unit. The paper also discusses engineering concepts for integrated HEL, power-size-weight scaling model, as well as options for prime power and thermal management.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 June 2002
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4632, Laser and Beam Control Technologies, (4 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.469752
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John Vetrovec, Boeing Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4632:
Laser and Beam Control Technologies
Santanu Basu; James F. Riker, Editor(s)

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