Lockheed Martin has demonstrated that electric fiber lasers can be spectrally combined to produce a high-power, weapon-grade beam. With the highest power yet achieved with high electrical efficiency and beam quality, the company says, tests of the 30-kw fiber laser are a key step toward tactical high-energy weapons. The laser was tested under the company-funded Accelerated Laser Demonstration Initiative (Aladin), but Lockheed Martin already is under contract to supply a 60-kw fiber laser ...
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