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Will there ever be laser guns like this


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Boeing solid-state laser weapon system outshines expectations

By David Szondy

August 18, 2013

 

The likelihood of lasers appearing on the battlefield was boosted last week when Boeing announced that its Thin Disk Laser system had achieved unexpected levels of power and efficiency. In a recent demonstration for the US Department of Defense, the laser’s output was 30 percent higher than project requirements and had greater beam quality, a result which paves the way toward a practical tactical laser weapon.

As it says on the tin, the Boeing Thin Disk Laser system uses a thin disc laser. Also known as an active mirror laser, this type of solid state laser was first developed in the 1990s. Instead of rods, as is found in most solid-state lasers, the thin disk laser uses a layer of lasing material with a thickness less than the diameter of the beam it emits. This layer acts as both the gain medium or amplifier of the laser and as the mirror that reflects the beam.

 

http://www.gizmag.co...r-boeing/28708/


Edited by Matthew, 20 August 2013 - 04:04 AM.


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No, like this:

 

Maybe they will use coil-guns for smaller scale stuff or railguns for bigger things.  Or just fine-tune railguns to work with hand-held weapons.

Coil guns are weak, and rail guns are expensive.

 

Or you know, just the good ol' bullet to the face.  Military will change through tele-presence and robots.  I fear war may turn onto the civilians of another country in the future. 


Edited by SG-1, 20 August 2013 - 05:20 AM.

Hey.  Stop reading.  The post is over.


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I think it is more likely after the successful experiment in the article above. ;) Probably more so then Warp speed or human teleportation.



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We will just have to see.



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I think these will probably be a reality, yes.




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