I would like to know if a very bright light will attract an incoming laser guided weapon such as a laser guided missile.
Say for example that a tank has a six-foot pole on the top of it and attached to the end of this pole is a high-voltage carbon arc lamp and it emits light in all directions. I am wondering if the intense light of a carbon arc lamp will outshine the reflecting laser light coming off the surface of the tank and the incoming laser guided missile will steer itself towards the carbon arc lamp.
Can a very bright light attract an incoming laser guided weapon?
I want to point out that I am not an engineer and I know very little about how laser guided systems work, so I am asking this question simply out of scientific curiosity.