Accession Number : AD0781647

Title :   Documentation of PROP E, A Computer Program for the Propagation of High-Power Laser Beams through Absorbing Media.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. on phase 1,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Ulrich,Peter B. ; Hayes,John N. ; Hancock,J. Harrison ; Ulrich,Jeanne T.

Report Date : 29 MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The report details the numerical methods employed in a solution of the problem of high-power laser-beam propagation. A transformation of the partial differential equation for the light beam is used which differs from that of a previous study of the problem and which offers a versatility allowing a study of highly distorted beams to be made. A detailed description of the subroutines and their operation is given along with flow charts and FORTRAN listings. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *LASER BEAMS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, FORTRAN

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE