Accession Number : AD0839938

Title :   ATMOSPHERIC ABSORPTION OF CARBON DIOXIDE LASER RADIATION NEAR TEN MICRONS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS ELECTROSCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : McCoy, John H.

Report Date : 10 SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 145

Abstract : A carbon dioxide laser source and a long path multipass absorption cell have been used to measure the water vapor and carbon dioxide transmittance at three wavelengths in the 8 to 12 micron atmospheric window. The carbon dioxide data were analyzed by theoretical equations to determine the line strengths and Lorentz half width. An empirical equation was derived relating the water vapor transmittance to the amount of water vapor in the path. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LIGHT TRANSMISSION), (*INFRARED WINDOWS, (*GAS LASERS, IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION), OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, CARBON DIOXIDE, WATER VAPOR, ABSORPTION, CAVITY RESONATORS, INFRARED LASERS, INFRARED RADIATION, INFRARED SPECTRA.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optics
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE