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Clemson Researchers Seek Improved Beam Quality for High-Power Industrial Diode Lasers

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AUTUM C. PYLANT, NEWS EDITOR, [email protected]

ANDERSON, S.C., July 31, 2017 — The military already has a few lasers in its arsenal it's been testing to shoot down drones and incoming missiles. Now, the Department of Defense has employed the help of two Clemson University researchers to help build and design a high-energy industrial laser that could be used as a weapon on the battlefield as well. Professor John Ballato and student tuning a laser used in this research. Courtesy of John Ballato / Clemson University. Researchers John Ballato and Lin Zhu are working on two different methods that complement each other in hopes of improving the beam quality of...Read full article

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