Accession Number : AD0737384

Title :   Digital Computer Simulation Programs for Electrostrictive Laser Beam Trapping,

Corporate Author : PERKIN-ELMER CORP WILTON CONN

Personal Author(s) : Kerr,Edwin L.

Report Date : OCT 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : A package of computer programs for simulating electrostrictive laser beam trapping is documented. Experimentally a sufficiently powerful laser pulse can focus itself into a long, thin filament by electrostrictively compressing experimental conditions and three discretization parameters. The output is a printed computer movie showing the beam propagation trajectory at selected intervals during the laser pulse, and a graph of peak achieved intensity along the beam axis. The movie may also be plotted. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COHERENT RADIATION, FOCUSING), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COHERENT RADIATION), ELECTROSTRICTION, OPTICAL GLASS, DAMAGE, RADIATION EFFECTS

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE