At RPMC, we are excited to announce the release of our newest white paper titled "Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs) for Infrared Countermeasures." Here at RPMC Lasers, we have recently entered into a new distribution agreement with mirSense in France, allowing us to provide our customers with high power QCLs. These laser sources are ideal for a wide range of defense applications, and in this white paper, we discuss how QCLs are enabling the next generation of IR countermeasures.
After reading this white paper, you will come away with an understanding of how heat-seeking missiles function and why infrared sources are necessary for protecting military aircraft from attack. This article also explains the basic functionality of QCLs, pointing out both the similarities and differences between QCLs and classical semiconductor lasers. Finally, we discuss the specific laser requirements needed to be effective at disorienting a heat-seeking missile, and why the PowerMir series of QCLs from mirSense is ideal for this application.