High power lasers - systems and weapons

Chatwin, Chris, Young, Rupert and Birch, Philip (2017) High power lasers - systems and weapons. In: SREK - IET Colloquium, 11/4/2017, Burlington Hotel, Folkestone, Kent, UK.

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Abstract

The presentation covers some history on lasers, then goes on to describe the the USA Airborne Laser Testbed and its Chemical Oxygen Iodine Laser (COIL). The significance of laser modes for beam propagation is explained. Fibre lasers and their applications and construction is described. The US Navy 33kW fibre laser is reported, then the Lockheed Martin 30kW and 60kW systems are described; UK Dragonfire is reported followed by the US Textron 150kW liquid laser. Some conclusions are drawn.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Keywords: Lasers, Laser Systems, Weapons, Fibre lasers, Liquid lasers, COIL
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Research Centres and Groups: Industrial Informatics and Signal Processing Research Group
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC0350 Optics. Light
Q Science > QC Physics > QC0501 Electricity and magnetism
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
U Military Science > UG Military engineering. Air forces. Air Warfare. Military astronautics. Space warfare. Space surveillance
U Military Science > UG Military engineering. Air forces. Air Warfare. Military astronautics. Space warfare. Space surveillance > UG0622 Air forces. Air warfare
U Military Science > UG Military engineering. Air forces. Air Warfare. Military astronautics. Space warfare. Space surveillance > UG1500 Military astronautics. Space warfare. Space surveillance
Depositing User: Chris Chatwin
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2017 09:18
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2017 09:18
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/67389

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