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Laser Propulsion - quo vadis

Bohn, Willy (2007) Laser Propulsion - quo vadis. In: Proceedings of ISBEP 5, 997, pp. 47-55. American Institute of Physics. Fifth International Symposium on Beamed Energy Propulsion, 2007-11-12 - 2007-11-15, Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort, Hawaii, USA.

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First, an overview of laser propulsion activities in Europe, and in particular in France, Germany and Russia will be given. In addition, laser facilities available for basic experiments will be reviewed. Subsequently, high power laser sources will be addressed with special emphasis on the latest developments. The performance of chemical lasers and the future potential of solid state lasers (including the thin-disk laser) and fiber lasers as well as their coupling techniques will be presented. Special attention will also be devoted to the impact of emerging ultra-short pulse lasers on the coupling coefficient and specific impulse. A tentative evaluation will be given of the race to high brightness sources. Finally, some non technical issues will be raised aimed at the future prospects of laser propulsion in the international community.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/51881/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Laser Propulsion - quo vadis
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Date:November 2007
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of ISBEP 5
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 47-55
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Publisher:American Institute of Physics
Series Name:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:laser propulsion, photon propulsion, impulse coupling coefficient, femtosecond laser, microgravity, satellite laser ranging
Event Title:Fifth International Symposium on Beamed Energy Propulsion
Event Location:Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort, Hawaii, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2007-11-12 - 2007-11-15
Organizer:University of Alabama in Huntsville
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Laser Research and Technology (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Technical Physics
Deposited By: Eckel, Dr.rer.nat. Hans-Albert
Deposited On:06 Dec 2007
Last Modified:15 Jan 2010 01:56

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