An efficient Cs vapor laser pumped by a diode laser has been demonstrated. This laser can be scaled to high powers and can be used for missile defense and for MANPADS protection.
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B. Zhdanov, T. Ehrenreich, and R. Knize, "Cs Laser for Homeland and National Security," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CFJ6.
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