Accession Number : AD0669305

Title :   LIGHT - DETECTOR AND WEAPON,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Krasnov,V.

Report Date : 13 NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : A beam of light from a quantum generator is a million times brighter than the sun at the same solid angle. Having a high concentration of energy, the beam of a quantum generator can easily pierce a thick metal plate, even a diamond. Focused into a needle beam, the weapon becomes a deadly weapon. Using the beams of a quantum generator, direct communication with the planets and the stars can be achieved. Successful experiments with light-communications have been conducted on Earth. Quantum generators can be used also as optical locators. In range and accuracy they are far better than radar. In 1962 optical detection of the Moon was made. It became possible to examine in detail the lunar surface and, in the future, other planets of the solar system. The tremendous density of the energy of the new beams permit their wide use in various technologies. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, USSR), QUANTUM THEORY, VISIBILITY, COHERENT RADIATION, INSTRUMENTATION, RUBY, PULSES, GAS LASERS, OPTICAL PUMPING, DEMODULATION, MARS(PLANET), COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, GYROSCOPES, PREDICTIONS

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE