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Recent results for the Raytheon RELI program
Author(s): David Filgas; Todd Clatterbuck; Matt Cashen; Andrew Daniele; Steve Hughes; David Mordaunt
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Paper Abstract

We describe our approach and latest results for Raytheon's RELI (Robust Electric Laser Initiative) program. Our architecture leverages a slab-based, Master Oscillator / Power Amplifier (MOPA) architecture based on Raytheon's unique planar waveguide amplifier. Technical objectives for this effort are to demonstrate > 25 kW output with excellent beam quality and an electrical to optical efficiency > 30%. The planar waveguide architecture provides compact packaging and is inherently scalable to 100 kW or greater in a single beam line. We report on the latest progress and test results for the program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8381, Laser Technology for Defense and Security VIII, 83810W (7 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.921055
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David Filgas, Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems (United States)
Todd Clatterbuck, Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems (United States)
Matt Cashen, Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems (United States)
Andrew Daniele, Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems (United States)
Steve Hughes, Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems (United States)
David Mordaunt, Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8381:
Laser Technology for Defense and Security VIII
Mark Dubinskii; Stephen G. Post, Editor(s)

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