Directed-Energy Beam Weapons

  • Bahman Zohuri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
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About this book


This book introduces modern directed-energy beam weaponry and emerging technical concepts based on unclassified and declassified information. The book covers laser systems, analyzing the interaction between high-power laser beams and matter, and examines penetration of high power beams such as microwave and scalar wave. It also covers the use of particle and high-power radar beams and scalar wave as weapons of the future. In-depth coverage of the relevant mathematical and engineering topics and concepts are included. The book will provide scientists and engineers with valuable guidance on the fundamentals needed to understand state-of-the-art directed energy weaponry technology research and applications.

  • Provides guidance on the fundamentals of state-of-the-art directed-energy weaponry technology;
  • Introduces the physics behind directed-energy weapons;
  • Offers in-depth coverage of mathematical and engineering topics.


tactical high-energy laser high energy laser beams weapons development next-generation weapons heat diffusion equations thermal blooming effects Huygens’s principle physics of lasers Bragg diffraction target absorptance Lasers

Authors and affiliations

  • Bahman Zohuri
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  1. 1.Galaxy Advanced Engineering, Inc.AlbuquerqueUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-20793-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-20794-6
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