Accession Number : ADA291723

Title :   Laser Beam Aerosol Interactions.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 90-28 Feb 95,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV LAS CRUCES DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Armstrong, Robert L.

PDF Url : ADA291723

Report Date : 28 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This report details experimental investigations undertaken to understand the interactions of aerosol particles with laser beams. Both optical and thermal interactions were examined, including elastic scattering and fluorescence, as well as a variety of nonlinear interactions. A number of new and significant experimental findings we made which are detailed in this report. These findings provide the experimental basis for potential applications in the fields of atmospheric probing, remote sensing, and photonics. jg

Descriptors :   *AEROSOLS, *INTERACTIONS, *LASER BEAMS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, PROBES, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, FLUORESCENCE, PHOTONICS, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, PARTICLES, REMOTE DETECTORS, ELASTIC SCATTERING, ATMOSPHERES.

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Lasers and Masers
      Optics
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE