Military Laser Technology for Defense

Technology for Revolutionizing 21st Century Warfare

Author: Alastair D. McAulay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118019542

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 300

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Recent advances in ultra-high-power lasers, including the free-electron laser, and impressive airborne demonstrations of laser weapons systems, such as the airborne laser, have shown the enormous potential of laser technology to revolutionize 21st century warfare. Military Laser Technology for Defense, includes only unclassified or declassified information. The book focuses on military applications that involve propagation of light through the atmosphere and provides basic relevant background technology. It describes high-power lasers and masers, including the free-electron laser. Further, Military Laser Technology for Defense addresses how laser technology can effectively mitigate six of the most pressing military threats of the 21st century: attack by missiles, terrorists, chemical and biological weapons, as well as difficulty in imaging in bad weather and threats from directed beam weapons and future nuclear weapons. The author believes that laser technology will revolutionize warfare in the 21st century.
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Military Laser Technology and Systems

Author: David H. Titterton

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1608077799

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 670

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This new resource provides an insight into the physical principles of the device technology that underpins many laser-based military systems in one form or another. From this knowledge a deeper understanding of the fundamental requirements and the potential performance, as well as limitations of such systems may be assessed, given the appropriate operational parameters. Engineers and students are provided with practical advice on how to evaluate laser devices and systems, operate them safely, and train with them.
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Military Laser Technology and Systems

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781642241419

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Page: 303

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A number of experiments carried out in the last two decades, have led to the development of lasers as the next generation weapon system. A number of defense companies are carrying out research in this field and have achieved varying degrees of progress in constructing a high energy weapon. Laser technology has observed great scientific developments and engineering improvements that make it usable for various commercial, industrial, medical and scientific applications. There is variety of lasers available in the market today with different wavelengths, spectral bandwidth, power levels, operating efficiencies and temporal characteristics. This increasing maturity of lasers and compact optical systems has enhanced their capabilities for military operations. Military officials have indubitably always been interested in laser technology, even before the first laser was invented. Especially, since these devices can bring technological revolution in warfare, when used as range- finders, target designation, sensors, active illumination, data relay devices, directed energy weapons, weather modifier and much more. Military Laser Technology and Systems presents comprehensive coverage in defense oriented research and development for the past twenty years, focusing primarily on applications of lasers for military systems. It provides an insight into the physical principles of the device technology that underpins many laser-based military systems in one form or another. From this knowledge a deeper understanding of the fundamental requirements and the potential performance, as well as limitations of such systems may be assessed, given the appropriate operational parameters. The task of this book is to focus the interests of laser physics community to the mono-module disk laser geometry, which is possible now for implementation. The experience of designing strategic laser systems in the previous years and a strong belief in the attainability of the goal in the development of high-power laser weapons help to significantly accelerate the pace of work in the field of new technologies. Brining solid-state lasers to megawatt powers takes time and considerable resources. This book will be of valuable to students and practicing engineers providing with practical study of laser applications, used by the military, to carry out tactical operations on the ground or space-based platforms.
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Quantum Radar

Author: Marco Lanzagorta

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1608458261

Category: Computers

Page: 140

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This book offers a concise review of quantum radar theory. Our approach is pedagogical, making emphasis on the physics behind the operation of a hypothetical quantum radar. We concentrate our discussion on the two major models proposed to date: interferometric quantum radar and quantum illumination. In addition, this book offers some new results, including an analytical study of quantum interferometry in the X-band radar region with a variety of atmospheric conditions, a derivation of a quantum radar equation, and a discussion of quantum radar jamming. This book assumes the reader is familiar with the basic principles of non-relativistic quantum mechanics, special relativity, and classical electrodynamics. Our discussion of quantum electrodynamics and its application to quantum radar is brief, but all the relevant equations are presented in the text. In addition, the reader is not required to have any specialized knowledge on classical radar theory. Table of Contents: Introduction / The Photon / Photon Scattering / Classical Radar Theory / Quantum Radar Theory / Quantum Radar Cross Section / Conclusions
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Laser Weapons

The Dawn of a New Military Age

Author: Bengt Anderberg,Myron L. Wolbarsht

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1489960945

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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Defense related laws

Author: United States,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Military law

Page: N.A

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The technological arsenal

emerging defense capabilities

Author: William C. Martel

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 284

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Author Martel, along with a dozen other contributors, explores the ways in which new defense technologies could change the nature of war and the basic foundation of national and international security. Photos.
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