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Ultrafast bandgap photonics for IR directional countermeasures and low observables
Author(s): Michael K. Rafailov
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Paper Abstract

Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics is discussed as an alternative technology for laser-based Directional IR Counter Measures (DIRCM). Ultra-fast laser is capable of providing fundamentally different type of countermeasure which is able to counter all generations of heat-seeking missiles. Ultrafast Bandgap Photonic technology is compatible with existing laser based DIRCM pointing systems as it requires much less energy per pulse and peak power than damage inducing systems. A foundation of ultra-fast technology is its ability to remotely alter seeker characteristics. In this paper, we will consider the effects caused by relatively low energy per pulse ultra-fast and, to some extent, fast lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8039, Laser Technology for Defense and Security VII, 803917 (25 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.881225
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Michael K. Rafailov, The RICHER Group LLC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8039:
Laser Technology for Defense and Security VII
Mark Dubinskii; Stephen G. Post, Editor(s)

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