Air Force Research Laboratory – Directed Energy Directorate
The Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate develops and transitions technologies in four core technical competencies: laser systems, high power electromagnetics, weapons modeling and simulation, and directed energy and electro-optics for space superiority.
Microwave zoom antenna
True zoom antenna can be designed for a wide range of frequencies from hundreds of megahertz (MHz) to tens of gigahertz (GHz)
High Density Pedestal Clamps
Small pedestal clamps optimized for use on optics tables that provide a much higher density while using less table real estate
TMax™ Electromagnetic Solver
Efficient, fast, robust, highly accurate software. Models EM radiators & EM-target interactions with standard CAD input.
CUBEGEN – Get It Right the First Time,...
Automated, fast, highly accurate software. Generates superb quality, structured mesh on complex shapes w/standard CAD input.
Seeded Raman amplifier in linear configuration for laser...
A desired Nth-order Stokes output and corresponding zeroth-order Stokes pump wavelengths are seeded into a Raman amplifier comprised of one or more Raman resonators in series sequentially tuned to the…
High efficiency, low voltage, low L-band, mega-watt class...
A conventional (non-relativistic) magnetron provides megawatt-levels of power. The magnetron includes a fourteen vane slow wave structure that surrounds a fourteen turn helical cathode. An upstream coaxial waveguide is surrounded…
Nonlinear transmission line modulated electron beam emission
A method to modulate the density of an electron beam as it is emitted from a cathode, the method comprised of connecting a source of pulsed input power to the…
Carbon nanotube fiber cathode
Improved field emission cathodes comprise a fiber of highly aligned and densely packed single-wall carbon nanotubes, double-wall carbon nanotubes, multi-wall carbon nanotubes, grapheme nanoribbons, carbon nanofibers, and/or carbon planar nanostructures….
Amplitude combining method for phase locking fiber lasers
A method for implementing a coherent laser beam combining system in which a master laser oscillator output is split into N signals, fed through N phase adjusters and N amplifiers…
Metamaterial cathodes in multi-cavity magnetrons
Bulk metamaterial cathodes for multi-cavity magnetrons characterized by specific metal-thin-wire medium lattice topologies are used to improve the magnetron output characteristics, including faster startup times and higher microwave radiation powers.