Long-range laser effectors

Unlike conventional light sources, the energy of a laser is entirely focused in its narrow emission beam. This enables targeted energy transmission over large distances of many kilometres – in the event that a sufficiently good beam quality is available.

With regard to the development of laser effectors at the Institute of Technical Physics, the focus is on optimising the beam quality of solid state lasers – in particular disc lasers – in continuous wave or pulsed operation, as well as their power scaling in the multi-kilowatt range. Depending on their power, these laser effectors have a wide range of applications for the transmission of energy by laser beam over long distances.

Jochen Speiser
German Aerospace Center

Institute of Technical Physics
, Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Optics
Tel: +49 711 6862-451

Fax: +49 711 6862-715

E-Mail: Jochen.Speiser@dlr.de
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