Accession Number : AD0808298

Title :   EXPANSION OF OPTICAL WAVES IN THE ATMOSPHERE.

Descriptive Note : Unedited rough draft translation,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Miler, M.

Report Date : 05 DEC 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Atmospheric properties are discussed in detail from the viewpoint of the effect of the atmosphere on optical wave propagation. Individual causes of the origin of optical wave damping and noiese damping are cited and data is presented on the magnitude of damping in various parts of the spectrum. Atmospheric properties are then evaluated from the standpoint of using optical waves for relative purposes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, ATMOSPHERES), ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA, VISIBLE SPECTRA, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, ATMOSPHERIC REFRACTION, ABSORPTION, DAMPING, CARBON DIOXIDE, OZONE, PROPAGATION, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, WATER VAPOR, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, CHEMICAL ELEMENTS, HIGH ALTITUDE, CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

Subject Categories : Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE