|McAulay, Alastair D.|
Military Laser Technology for Defense
Technology for Revolutionizing 21st Century Warfare
1. Edition May 2011
2011. 328 Pages, Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-470-25560-5 - John Wiley & Sons
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Lasers in War is the first book to collect and explain the laser system technologies used and proposed for the battlefield. It provides the basic knowledge to create, design, and implement a wide variety of laser systems for warfare, including only unclassified or declassified information. The first three parts of the book provide background material; the remaining parts describe military systems involving propagation through the atmosphere and through optical fiber. This unique and timely book will not only help those involved in the future of warfare, from scientists to engineers to educators, but also those in commercial laser applications such as manufacturing, medical, environmental, and security systems.
From the contents
ABOUT THE AUTHOR.
I OPTICS TECHNOLOGY FOR DEFENSE SYSTEMS.
1 OPTICAL RAYS.
1.1 Paraxial Optics.
1.2 Geometric or Ray Optics.
1.3 Optics for Launching and Receiving Beams.
2 GAUSSIAN BEAMS AND POLARIZATION.
2.1 Gaussian Beams.
3 OPTICAL DIFFRACTION.
3.1 Introduction to Diffraction.
3.2 Uncertainty Principle for Fourier Transforms.
3.3 Scalar Diffraction.
3.4 Diffraction-Limited Imaging.
4 DIFFRACTIVE OPTICAL ELEMENTS.
4.1 Applications of DOEs.
4.2 Diffraction Gratings.
4.3 Zone Plate Design and Simulation.
4.4 Gerchberg-Saxton Algorithm for Design of DOEs.
5 PROPAGATION AND COMPENSATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC TURBULENCE.
5.1 Statistics Involved.
5.2 Optical Turbulence in the Atmosphere.
5.3 Adaptive Optics.
5.4 Computation of Laser Light Through Atmospheric Turbulence.
6 OPTICAL INTERFEROMETERS AND OSCILLATORS.
6.1 Optical Interferometers.
6.2 Fabry-Perot Resonators.
6.3 Thin-Film Interferometric Filters and Dielectric Mirrors.
II LASER TECHNOLOGY FOR DEFENSE SYSTEMS.
7 PRINCIPLES FOR BOUND ELECTRON STATE LASERS.
7.1 Laser Generation of Bound Electron State Coherent Radiation.
7.2 Semiconductor Laser Diodes.
7.3 Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers.
8 POWER LASERS.
8.2 Solid-State Lasers.
8.3 Powerful Gas Lasers.
9 PULSED HIGH PEAK POWER LASERS.
9.1 Situations in which Pulsed Lasers may be Preferable.
9.2 Mode-Locked Lasers.
9.3 Q-Switched Lasers.
9.4 Space and Time Focusing of Laser Light.
10 ULTRAHIGH-POWER CYCLOTRON MASERS/LASERS.
10.1 Introduction to Cyclotron or Gyro Lasers and Masers.
10.2 Gyrotron-Type Lasers and Masers.
10.3 Vircator Impulse Source.
11 FREE-ELECTRON LASER/MASER.
11.1 Significance and Principles of Free-Electron Laser/Maser.
11.2 Explanation of Free-Electron Laser Operation.
11.3 Description of High- and Low-Power Demonstrations.
III APPLICATIONS TO PROTECT AGAINST MILITARY THREATS.
12 LASER PROTECTION FROM MISSILES.
12.1 Protecting from Missiles and Nuclear-Tipped ICBMs.
12.2 The Airborne Laser Program for Protecting from ICBMs.
12.3 Protecting from Homing Missiles.
12.4 Protecting Assets from Missiles.
13 LASER TO ADDRESS THREAT OF NEW NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
13.1 Laser Solution to Nuclear Weapons Threat.
13.2 Description of National Infrastructure Laser.
14 PROTECTING ASSETS FROM DIRECTED ENERGY LASERS.
14.1 Laser Characteristics Estimated by Laser Warning Device.
14.2 Laser Warning Devices.
15 LIDAR PROTECTS FROM CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS.
15.1 Introduction to Lidar and Military Applications.
15.2 Description of Typical Lidar System.
15.4 Spectroscopic Lidar Senses Chemical Weapons.
16 94 GHz RADAR DETECTS/TRACKS/IDENTIFIES OBJECTS IN BAD WEATHER.
16.1 Propagation of Electromagnetic Radiation Through Atmosphere.
16.2 High-Resolution Inclement Weather 94 GHz Radar.
16.3 Applications, Monitoring Space, High Doppler, and Low Sea Elevation.
17 PROTECTING FROM TERRORISTS WITH W-BAND.
17.1 Nonlethal Crowd Control with Active Denial System.
17.2 Body Scanning for Hidden Weapons.
17.3 Inspecting Unopened Packages.
17.4 Destruction and Protection of Electronics.