Accession Number : ADA210834

Title :   Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers '88 Held in Lake Tahoe, Nevada on 4-9 December 1988.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 88-31 Aug 89,

Corporate Author : SOCIETY FOR OPTICAL AND QUANTUM ELECTRONICS MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Durate, Frank J ; Sze, R C

PDF Url : ADA210834

Report Date : Jan 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 809

Abstract : Efforts were made to organize sessions on emerging technologies that are potentially going to be very important in the future. These included topics on optical neural networks and fiber lasers. The panel discussions this year were on high power dye laser technology and the status of Laser Radar/Lidar. The dye lasers discussions comes at a time when commercial usage is increasing rapidly while a number of defense programs are terminating. The use of lasers for lidar is an important program at SDI but more significant is its increasing importance in pollution and effluence monitoring as federal standards are made more stringent. Keywords: Lasers; Laser physics; Fiber lasers; Optical neural networks; Dye lasers; Laser radar; Laser lidar. Symposia. (jhd)

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL RADAR, *OPTICAL CIRCUITS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, DYE LASERS, FIBER OPTICS, STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE, LASER APPLICATIONS, NEURAL NETS, FIBER OPTICS, PHYSICS, STANDARDS, SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE