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Strategic Defense Initiatives At Los Alamos National Laboratory
Author(s): Stephen D. Rockwood
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This presentation reviews the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory, noting especially the needs for and applications of optics and optical technologies. Table I lists the various activities at Los Alamos contributing to SDI programs. The principal, nonnuclear SDI programs are: 1) the free-electron laser, and 2) neutral particle beams. Both should be considered as potential long-range-kill systems, but still in the futuristic category.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 1985
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0540, Southwest Conf on Optics '85, (20 November 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.976174
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Stephen D. Rockwood, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0540:
Southwest Conf on Optics '85
Susanne C. Stotlar, Editor(s)

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