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CO[sub]2[/sub] Lasers For Military Applications
Author(s): R. C. Harney
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Paper Abstract

Increasing interest is being shown towards using CO2 lasers for a variety of military applications. These applications include rangefinders, lasers radars, lhser beamrider missile guidance, and laser communications. The requirements on laser performance parameters generated by each of these potential applications are reviewed. Requirements are determined for laser output power (or pulse energy), lasing wavelength, pulse duration, pulse repetition frequency, beam divergence (beam quality), and laser frequency stability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1989
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1042, CO2 Lasers and Applications, (28 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951261
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R. C. Harney, Martin Marietta Missile Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1042:
CO2 Lasers and Applications
James D. Evans; Edward V. Locke, Editor(s)

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