Accession Number : ADA018659

Title :   The Interaction of Laser Radiation with Small Particles.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Nov 74-30 Jun 75,

Corporate Author : AVCO SYSTEMS DIV WILMINGTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : Yos,Jerrold M.

Report Date : 31 AUG 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : This report presents a preliminary theoretical study on the use of an aerosol cloud to attenuate laser radiation. Topics covered in the study include the absorption of laser energy by the aerosol particles, dielectric properties of the aerosol material, and vaporization and breakdown thresholds for the aerosol. The principal conclusion of the study is that small, dipole-resonant aerosol particles offer a promising technique for the efficient attenuation of laser radiation at all flux levels. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Lasers, *Aerosols, *Particles, *Radiation, Mie scattering, Interactions, Reentrant electronics, Threshold effects, Dielectric properties, Attenuation, Vaporization, Laser beams, Clouds

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE