Close

Search

Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
share
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

TRW Delivers to Navy New Solid-State Laser

Photonics.com
Jun 1999
REDONDO BEACH, Calif., June 17 -- TRW has delivered and installed at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, a solid-state laser brassboard that utilizes technology required for next-generation electronic warfare systems. TRW developed the new DARPA/Tri-Service Mid IR II Laser with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). In laboratory testing at TRW's Space Park complex, the laser has produced 20 W of output power at mid-infrared wavelengths (3.7-4.9 mm), which is about four times more power than previously recorded for a laser of this type in this spectral range. The TRW laser also features high beam quality and a pulse repetition frequency of 20 kHz.
By generating record output power and beam quality with a single mid-IR laser, TRW has demonstrated that it's now possible to build solid-state lasers that can meet the performance requirements of next-generation surface ship protection systems, said Dr. Paul Mak, manager of NRL's Mid-IR II program. This mid-IR technology could likely be transitioned, for example, into Navy programs such as the Advanced Integrated Electronic Warfare System.

defenseNews & Featureslasers

Comments
Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy About Us Contact Us
back to top

Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2018 Photonics Media, 100 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA, info@photonics.com
x We deliver – right to your inbox. Subscribe FREE to our newsletters.
We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.