The long view on lasers
- Optics. Lewotsky, Kristin // Laser Focus World;Dec95, Vol. 31 Issue 12, p39
Presents several news briefs on optical areas. Zygo Corporation's record results for first quarter of fiscal year 1996; Zygo's announcement of stock offering plans; Teledyne Brown, Utilase Systems and SDL Incorporated developing a high-powered diode-laser system; Companies supported by Advanced...
- Boeing-Los Alamos team develop two-stage... Klass, P.J. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;11/14/1988, Vol. 129 Issue 20, p113
Reports that a Boeing Aerospace-Los Alamos National Laboratory team has developed a novel two-stage, radio frequency-driven free-electron laser (FEL) for the new Strategic Defense Initiative FEL demonstration facility in White Sands, N.M. Another contender is an induction-type FEL proposed by...
- Los Alamos free electron laser altered for higher-power tests. Foley, T.M. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;2/13/1989, Vol. 130 Issue 7, p88
Discusses the free electron laser at Los Alamos National Laboratory, which is being reconfigured for tests with a brighter, higher-current beam incorporating a photoelectric injector. The High Brightness Accelerator Free Electron Laser (Hibaf) experiment begins in April. Goals; Operation.
- Advances in induction-type FEL add to its antimissile potential. Henderson, B.W. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;5/8/1989, Vol. 130 Issue 19, p81
Discusses several key advances made in the induction type of free electron laser (FEL) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that add to the FEL's potential as a strategic defense weapon and increase its flexibility and safety. Major components and operation; FEL program and design...
- U.S., Soviet scientists propose system to monitor laser Asats. Foley, T.M. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;5/15/89, Vol. 130 Issue 20, p31
Discusses a proposal by US and Soviet scientists to monitor the firing of high-power lasers into space by putting simple detection devices near selected sites in each country to detect ground-based lasers capable of serving as anti-satellite weapons. Proposal; Joint effort urgings; Other means...
- SDI free electron laser faces cut in power, delay. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;5/22/1989, Vol. 130 Issue 21, p22
Reports that the Strategic Defense Initiative's ground-based free electron laser has dropped in priority as a candidate weapon system, and will be delayed and reduced in power to cut costs. The free electron laser is an SDI experiment planned to be built at White Sands, New Mexico. Changes and...
- Lasers highlight policy blindspots. Fridling, B.E. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Jul/Aug1988, Vol. 44 Issue 6, p36
Discusses the wide uses of lasers, and how they can blind people. Fighting for international limits on the use of blinding lasers in warfare.
- Lasers in dentistry: The future is here now. // Executive Health's Good Health Report;Sep92, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p1
Comments on how laser technology promises to be less painful, less invasive and more precise than conventional dental surgery. Other medical uses of lasers; Estimates on the number of dentists worldwide who have acquired lasers; Treatment of periodontal disease; Light Amplification by Stimulated...
- Laser sheds new light on case. Stansley, Joseph // FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin;Dec94, Vol. 63 Issue 12, p9
Reports on the use of Laser light in photography to indicate the speed at which a motorcycle was travelling at the time of its collision in New Jersey.