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Requirements for laser devices used in countermeasure applications
Author(s): David H. Titterton
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Paper Abstract

Laser device technology has developed rapidly in the laser few years and it is used in many applications spanning the civil and military sectors. The military operational use of laser technology has been responsible for highly significant improvements in many weapon systems, such as guidance accuracy. Recent developments in solid-state laser technology, in terms of its efficiency and size, have lead to an interest in the use of this technology for countermeasure applications. This paper considers the current status of laser technology and its potential application to countermeasure systems. This review outlines approaches to defining a laser-based system so that the device is compatible with the whole system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 2005
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 5989, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures II; Femtosecond Phenomena II; and Passive Millimetre-Wave and Terahertz Imaging II, 598907 (3 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.638188
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David H. Titterton, Defence Science and Technology Lab. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5989:
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures II; Femtosecond Phenomena II; and Passive Millimetre-Wave and Terahertz Imaging II
Sean M. Kirkpatrick; David H. Titterton; Roger Appleby; J. Martyn Chamberlain; Razvan Stoian; Keith A. Krapels, Editor(s)

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