We all have seen a laser gun; I don’t mean in real life and I don’t mean laser pointer nor industrial laser. We all have seen these types of weapon in sci-fi movies. Some called it phaser another laser. No matter what it is called, this is a weapon which shoots a bean as a content stream or a pulse.
HHG or High-harmonic generation (HHG) is a nonlinear optics; an intense laser beam is generated in a target material. The material, which is used consists of gas, crystals, etc. What is this in simple term? Well, it means that you send an intense (waves) laser beam to a solid object and under some conditions, the object will emit the high harmonics generation beam. i.e. much stronger laser. (here is a link if you wish to know more technical details).
I may misunderstand the concept completely or maybe I am thinking much ahead of my time, but you may get surprised to know that Nikola Tesla, had already designed a weapon like that some years after world war II. (1957). Nikola Tesla claimed that he had designed such a weapon which was called “Death ray”. Nikola Tesla didn’t intend to create a new weapon, but his thought was so that if everyone has this weapon no one would dare to attack and there would be no war. I don’t know if this a correct way of thinking but creating deadlock is a way to prevent war. Along Nikola Tesla, some other people claimed that they had created this type of weapon.
Are we on the way to officially created such laser? Will it be used as a weapon? Of course. Anything which can be used as a weapon, is being used and has been used and will be used as a weapon.
I have missed feeling about weapons, they are good for the defense at the same time hydrogen bomb is also a weapon. Do we need it? Did we need an atomic weapon?
It is horrifying to see that some countries think that a weapon which could kill millions of people in one strike, i.e. genocide is defendable by an argument such as “national security”.
In the end just to mention, Jason Rice the whistleblower, has mentioned that in the SSP, laser weapon was available. So, the question is doing someone put his hands on Nikola Tesla’s drawings of Death ray? Or did they figure it out by themselves?
It is hard to say but let’s say hypothetically, tomorrow someone show you a short clip of a laser weapon shooting and destroying a target, what would be your reaction? The first thing comes to mind is the CGA? Nowadays, it is hard to believe the thing we see in movies and clips. Anything can be created by CGA.
Will we soon see laser guns?
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