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high-energy and high-power lasers (HEL, HPL)

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September 10, 2018 | Source: Defense News, defenswnews.com, 14 August 2018, Jen Judson
The Pentagon is eyeing space-based laser weapons technology as the ultimate solution to defeat a missile threat in its boost phase of flight, but the Defense Department is not yet...
September 5, 2018 | Source: American Scientist, ://www.americanscientist.org, Todd Ditmire
This article marked the 50th anniversary of development of the laser in 1960 and details the development path from that first few hundred watt laser to today's ultrapowerful...
August 13, 2018 | Source: The Strategy Bridge
Is it possible the maturation of one advanced technology can be such a disruptive innovation to the point where certain types of warfare begin to look different? [Laser] directed-...
July 30, 2018 | Source: Fortune Magazine, fortune.com, 5 July 2018, Henry Obering III
Today, high-energy laser and high-power microwave systems—or “ directed energy ” weapons, which use focused electromagnetic energy—have been shown to work and could combat a...
July 30, 2018 | Source: IEEE Spectrum, spectrum.ieee.org, 27 March 2018, Jeff Hecht
The U.S. Navy’s most advanced laser weapon looks like a pricey amateur telescope. As it emerges from a chassis high on the USS Ponce to look out onto the daytime sky above the...
July 16, 2018 | Source: Military.com, military.com, 3 Jul 2018, Matthew Cox
The U.S. Army is getting closer to mounting lasers on vehicles for protection against incoming enemy rocket, artillery and mortar fire. The Army awarded Raytheon Company a...
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3 July 2018
July 2, 2018 | Source: Laser Focus World; laserfocusworld.com; 11 June 2017; Schreiber, T., Tunnerman, A. and Thoss, A.
If there is one obvious trend in laser technology, then it is the rise of fiber lasers. Fiber lasers took over market shares from high-power CO2 lasers, as well as from bulk solid...
June 18, 2018 | Source: KYIV Post, kyivpost.com, 28 May 2018, Illia Ponomarenko
At least six Ukrainian servicemen deployed to the Donbas war zone have suffered serious eye damage from unidentified optical radiation devices used by Kremlin-backed militants on...
June 18, 2018 | Source: Colorado State University, engr.source.colostate.edu, 14 Mar 2018, Anne Manning
Nuclear fusion, the process that powers our sun, happens when nuclear reactions between light elements produce heavier ones. It’s also happening – at a smaller scale – in a...