Airborne megawatt class free-electron laser for defense and security

@inproceedings{Whitney2005AirborneMC,
  title={Airborne megawatt class free-electron laser for defense and security},
  author={R. Whitney and David Douglas and George R. Neil},
  booktitle={SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing},
  year={2005}
}
An airborne megawatt (MW) average power Free-Electron Laser (FEL) is now a possibility. In the process of shrinking the FEL parameters to fit on ship, a surprisingly lightweight and compact design has been achieved. There are multiple motivations for using a FEL for a high-power airborne system for Defense and Security: Diverse mission requirements can be met by a single system. The MW of light can be made available with any time structure for time periods from microseconds to hours, i.e. there… 

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