Diode Lasers for Defense Applications whitepaper
An Overview of Diode Lasers for Defense Applications
News Release from:
26 October 2011
Diode lasers emitting from the visible red to 2.2 microns and beyond have broad utility in the defense space. Pumping applications range from fiber and solid state directed energy laser weapons including DPALs, eye safe lasers to include LIDAR, to infrared counter measures. Direct diode uses include illuminators from the near IR to the eye safe regime as well as countermeasures.
Package types include micro-channel cooled stacks, conduction cooled arrays, high brightness fiber coupled units and next generation heat sinks. An overview of diode laser capabilities will be presented to include a rated 600+W conduction cooled 200 micron core, 0.22 NA fiber coupled package, a 2kW 400 micron core, 0.22NA fiber coupled unit, tapered lasers, diodes emitting beyond 2.1 microns, and next generation designs.
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