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Laser manufacturing: strategies for dealing with the challenges
Author(s): John R. M. Barr

Paper Abstract

Laser manufacturing in Edinburgh was initiated in 1963 by Ferranti (one of the previous names for SELEX Galileo). Since 2003 a modernized range of military lasers has been established. Innovation, both technical and in other aspects of the business, has enabled the design and manufacture of world leading laser designators and countermeasure lasers. Specific examples will be given including: the application of Geometric Algebra to resonator design; novel alignment free optical parametric oscillators; techniques for designing thermally insensitive laser diode pump heads; and methods for contamination control in lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 November 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8543, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures IX, 854303 (14 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.981441
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John R. M. Barr, SELEX Galileo Ltd. (United Kingdom)

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

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