Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Lase rWeapons

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    3,513

    Default Lase rWeapons

    Does anyone really think this is only 30kW?
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-1...sian-gulf.html

    IPG Photonics has had a 100kW unit in the field for a year and this has to be cost competitive in an industrial environment.

    http://www.laserfocusworld.com/artic...-industry.html

    It is interesting that they are telling everyone that they can dazzle (warn you) or burn you with the undoubtedly IR main beam.

  2. #2
    swamidog's Avatar
    swamidog is offline Jr. Woodchuckington Janitor III, Esq.
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    santa fe, nm
    Posts
    1,545,561

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by planters View Post
    Does anyone really think this is only 30kW?
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-1...sian-gulf.html

    IPG Photonics has had a 100kW unit in the field for a year and this has to be cost competitive in an industrial environment.

    http://www.laserfocusworld.com/artic...-industry.html

    It is interesting that they are telling everyone that they can dazzle (warn you) or burn you with the undoubtedly IR main beam.
    CONS: POTENTIAL DAMAGE TO NEARBY AIRCRAFT OR SATELLITES

    This thing can take out a satellite? <spock eyebrow>
    suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconciousness.

  3. #3
    mixedgas's Avatar
    mixedgas is offline Creaky Old Award Winning Bastard Technologist
    Infinitus Excellentia Ion Laser Dominatus
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    A lab with some dripping water on the floor.
    Posts
    9,540

    Default

    Since when did anybody ever publish actual power or kinetic force for any weapons system newer then 20 years old?


    Steve
    Qui habet Christos, habet Vitam!
    I should have rented the space under my name for advertising.
    When I still could have...

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    917

    Default

    From the industrial laser description;

    The laserís output is directed into a 10-m-long, 300-μm-diameter feeding fiber; this output in turn can be coupled into a 50-m-long, 500-μm-diameter process fiber for remote delivery of the laserís output. With an optical output of 101.3 kW at the output end of the process fiber and a 286 kW electrical power consumption, the complete system has a high wall-plug efficiency of 35.4%
    DAMN! Planters you should get one and freq double it!!!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    3,513

    Default

    Don't tempt me. This kind of power could set a new standard for rave laser projectors. But, then here we go again..."Now I don't have a good red balance".

    This thing can take out a satellite? <spock eyebrow>
    I suspect it could. With real powers in the 100-200kW range and a good size projection telescope in the 1M range, a 976nm beam shot vertically above a cold ocean surface (low turbulence) a satellite could probably be blinded.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Cleveland Ohio
    Posts
    2,472

    Default

    yes you do. 671nm. 547nm 532nm 568nm too!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •