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21 - 25 September 2020
Conference 11539
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures XVII; and High-Power Lasers: Technology and Systems, Platforms, Effects IV
Conference Committee
Important Dates
Abstract Due:
13 May 2020

Author Notification:
13 July 2020

Manuscript Due Date:
26 August 2020

Tuesday 22 September Show All Abstracts
Session 1: Platform Protection
Ship signature management to increase infrared countermeasure effectiveness (Invited Paper)
Paper 11539-1
Author(s): Henny Veerman, Ric Schleijpen, Alwin Brettschneider, TNO (Netherlands); Ron Amram, Dutch Ministry of Defence (Netherlands)
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Session 2: Quantum Cascade Lasers
High-beam quality quantum cascade lasers for high-power applications
Paper 11539-2
Author(s): Mathieu Carras, mirSense (France)
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Advances in high-power mid-wave infrared quantum cascade lasers for directional infrared countermeasure applications
Paper 11539-3
Author(s): Richard Maulini, Alpes Lasers SA (Switzerland)
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Session 3: Laser Effects
Out of band laser damage to an anti-reflection coated Germanium window
Paper 11539-4
Author(s): Gareth D. Lewis, Royal Military Academy (Belgium); Kees Strubbe, NLR - Royal Netherlands Aerospace Ctr. (Netherlands); Martin Lagrange, Marijke Vandewal, Royal Military Academy (Belgium)
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Shift-free fixed-line laser protection filter technology
Paper 11539-5
Author(s): James N. Monks, Jonathan Williams, Andrew Hurst, Qioptiq Ltd. (United Kingdom); Zengbo Wang, Bangor Univ. (United Kingdom)
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Countermeasure leveraging optical attractor kits (CLOAK): interpretational disruption of a visual-based workflow
Paper 11539-6
Author(s): Marco Zaccaria Di Fraia, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom), Defence Academy of the United Kingdom (United Kingdom); Lounis Chermak, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom (United Kingdom)
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Lunch/Exhibition Break 12:00 PM - 1:40 PM
Session 4: Laser Architectures for Power Scaling and Platforms
Session Chair:
Willy L. Bohn, BohnLaser Consult (Germany)
30kW laser experiments against drones (Invited Paper)
Paper 11539-7
Author(s): Ric H.M. A. Schleijpen, Sven Binsbergen, Max Geljon, Denies Meuken, Daniela Deiana, TNO (Netherlands)
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Cryogenic LiYF4 (YLF) lasers
Paper 11539-8
Author(s): Tso Yee Fan, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
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Investigations of transient thermal optics effects in 10kW fiber laser effector
Paper 11539-9
Author(s): Jan K. Jabczyński, Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna (Poland); Przemysław Gontar, Lukasz Gorajek, Jozef Firak, Miroslaw Dabrowski, Piotr Trzaskawka, Krzysztof Kopczyński, Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna (Poland)
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Numerical simulation of terahertz radiation by laser-driven plasma dipole oscillation
Paper 11539-10
Author(s): Paulo Castillo, David Wan, Sebastian Rodriguez, Ronghuan Lin, Jhair Alzamora, Farmingdale State College (United States); Kwangmin Yu, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States); Barry Gross, The City College of New York (United States); Min Sup Hur, Hyung Seon Song, Salizhan Kylychbekov, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
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Session 5: Fiber Lasers, Beam Combining and Interaction
Control of laser beam intensity distribution, OAM, and coherence length based on fiber array coherent combining
Paper 11539-11
Author(s): Vadim V. Dudorov, Valerii P. Aksenov, Valeriy V. Kolosov, V. E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation); Mikhail E. Levitsky, Scientific and Innovative Enterprise TOPAZ (Russian Federation)
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Optimal coherent beam combining based on multi-plane light conversion for laser-directed energy weapons and countermeasure
Paper 11539-12
Author(s): Antonin Billaud, Tangi Le Guennic, David Allioux, Pu Jian, Olivier Pinel, Guillaume Labroille, CAILabs (France)
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Filaments and post-filaments formation during high-power Ti:sapphire laser pulses propagation in air and optical glasses
Paper 11539-13
Author(s): Yuri E. Geints, V. E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)
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The effects of M2 factor on steel materials
Paper 11539-14
Author(s): Irmak Gursoy, Seyit Tunc, Roketsan A.S. (Turkey)
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Session PSTue: Posters-Tuesday

Conference attendees are invited to attend the Security + Defence poster session held on Tuesday 17:40 to 19:00 hrs. Posters will be on display after 13:00 hrs on Monday in the conference area hallway. Authors of poster papers will be present to answer questions concerning their papers during the Tuesday Poster Session.. Come view the posters, enjoy light refreshments, ask questions, and network with colleagues in your field. Attendees are required to wear their conference registration badges to the poster sessions. Poster authors, view poster presentation guidelines and set-up instructions at
Research of the overall technique of laser-directed infrared countermeasure system
Paper 11539-15
Author(s): Dong Li, Yan Jin, AVIC Manufacturing Technology Institute (China)
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Spatial beam quality analysis of mid-wave infrared quntum cascade lasers
Paper 11539-16
Author(s): Sensen Li, Academy of Opto-Electronics (China); Biyi Wang, Wanli Zhao, Academy of Opto-Electronics (China); Qiang Xu, Academy of Opto-Electronics (China); Tongyu Liu, Xiusheng Yan, Academy of Opto-Electronics (China)
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Strategy of achiving high beam quality on spatial intensity and wavefront simultaneously in high-power lasers
Paper 11539-17
Author(s): Sensen Li, Academy of Opto-Electronics (China); Wanli Zhao, Academy of Opto-Electronics (China); Qiang Xu, Biyi Wang, Academy of Opto-Electronics (China); Zhiwei Lu, Hebei Univ. of Technology (China); Yulei Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology (China); Xiusheng Yan, Academy of Opto-Electronics (China)
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Conference Committee
Conference Chairs
Program Committee
  • Frances Bodrucki, The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)
  • Christopher D. Burgess, Defence Science and Technology Lab. (United Kingdom)
  • Bernd Eberle, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung IOSB (Germany)
  • Marc Eichhorn, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (France)
  • M. J. Daniel Esser, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
  • Markus Henriksson, FOI-Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
  • James P. Hitscherich, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (United States)
  • Itor James, Defence Science and Technology Lab. (United Kingdom)

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