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Title: Explosively pumped laser light

Abstract

A single shot laser pumped by detonation of an explosive in a shell casing. The shock wave from detonation of the explosive causes a rare gas to luminesce. The high intensity light from the gas enters a lasing medium, which thereafter outputs a pulse of laser light to disable optical sensors and personnel.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
868000
Patent Number(s):
5052011
Assignee:
United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
explosively; pumped; laser; light; single; shot; detonation; explosive; shell; casing; shock; wave; causes; rare; gas; luminesce; intensity; enters; lasing; medium; thereafter; outputs; pulse; disable; optical; sensors; personnel; rare gas; optical sensors; shock wave; laser light; lasing medium; pumped laser; optical sensor; laser pump; intensity light; single shot; gas enters; explosive causes; laser pumped; /372/

Citation Formats

Piltch, Martin S, and Michelotti, Roy A. Explosively pumped laser light. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Piltch, Martin S, & Michelotti, Roy A. Explosively pumped laser light. United States.
Piltch, Martin S, and Michelotti, Roy A. Tue . "Explosively pumped laser light". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868000.
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title = {Explosively pumped laser light},
author = {Piltch, Martin S and Michelotti, Roy A},
abstractNote = {A single shot laser pumped by detonation of an explosive in a shell casing. The shock wave from detonation of the explosive causes a rare gas to luminesce. The high intensity light from the gas enters a lasing medium, which thereafter outputs a pulse of laser light to disable optical sensors and personnel.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {1}
}

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