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MILDA: mid-infrared laser source for DIRCM application
Author(s): B. Crépy; G. Closse; S. Cussat-Blanc; M. Le Nevé; J. Montagne; P. Morin; O. Squaglia; B. Mellier
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Paper Abstract

We report on the development and characteristics of infrared solid state laser as compact and robust light sources for Directed Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM). DIRCM against infrared missile seekers requires wavelength tunable laser sources. When adding an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) to a pump laser source, it is possible to cover the 2-5 μm wavelength transmission windows. After a risk reduction phase of five years, CILAS has designed a solid state laser source (SSLS) adapted for DIRCM jamming and has delivered a prototype to DGA-MI for testing and evaluation. The purpose of this paper is to recall the requirements of such a laser source, to present the main design trade-off and the testing experiments. This work is supported by the French MoD (DGA).

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 July 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8543, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures IX, 85430D (2 July 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.977851
Show Author Affiliations
B. Crépy, CILAS Orléans (France)
G. Closse, CILAS Orléans (France)
S. Cussat-Blanc, CILAS Orléans (France)
M. Le Nevé, CILAS Orléans (France)
J. Montagne, CILAS Orléans (France)
P. Morin, CILAS Orléans (France)
O. Squaglia, CILAS Orléans (France)
B. Mellier, DGA-MI (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8543:
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures IX
David H. Titterton; Mark A. Richardson, Editor(s)

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