Directed energy weapons (DEW) bring significant advantages to traditional weaponry along with unique design and deployment challenges. The high optical power required for an effective DEW drives a potentially destructive return loss and reflection that can damage laser sources. Use of a noise source embedded in the weapon’s electronics can spread laser coherence, minimize reflection, protect the laser source, and ultimately improve DEW reliability and performance.
0:00 Directed Energy Weapons
0:08 Stimulated Brillouin Scattering
0:49 Coherence Spreading with AWGN
1:18 DEW Design – Programmable Noise Generator
2:17 DEW Deployment – Amplified Noise Module
3:12 Learn More About Directed Energy Weapons