Accession Number : AD0703213

Title :   ATMOSPHERIC PROPAGATION WITH THERMAL BLOOMING,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Tucker,J. W. ; DeWitt,R. N.

Report Date : 31 DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Thermal blooming of a laser beam is described by a model equation for the trajectory of a selected profile ray. The model equation is applied to an examination of optical focusing for increasing transmitted power density. It is shown that the model equation is asymptotic in the far field to the geometric far field solution based on Snell's law for a stratified medium. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, LIGHT TRANSMISSION), (*LIGHT TRANSMISSION, ATMOSPHERES), FOCUSING, INTENSITY, REFRACTIVE INDEX

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE