Accession Number : AD0915283

Title :   Underwater Experiments on the Polarization, Coherence, and Scattering Properties of a Pulsed Blue-Green Laser.

Descriptive Note : Technical publication.

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : In a study of the characteristics of a 5300 A pulsed laser light in water, the volume-scattering function measured was more sharply peaked in the forward direction than are those measured using ordinary sources. It was also found that a linearly polarized laser beam did not become depolarized upon passing through 18 attenuation lengths of lake water. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, UNDERWATER), LASER BEAMS, POLARIZATION, SCATTERING, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, MEASUREMENT, COLORS, LAKES, PROPAGATION, Q SWITCHING, NEODYMIUM, DOPING, CRYSTALS, ATTENUATION, CALCIUM COMPOUNDS, PHOTOMULTIPLIER TUBES, PRISMS(OPTICS).

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE