Accession Number : ADA309754

Title :   Laser Self-Focusing in the Atmosphere and Its Effects on Propagation,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Fangxiao, Xu ; Shixiao, Le

PDF Url : ADA309754

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Self focusing of a high power laser beam in the atmosphere and its relations with air breakdown, Stimulated Raman Scattering(SRS) and thermal blooming are reviewed. The effects on the propagation through the atmosphere and the requests on designing future large practical laser systems are analyzed and discussed preliminarily.

Descriptors :   *LASER BEAMS, *BEAM FORMING, HIGH POWER, SELF OPERATION, FOCUSING, TRANSLATIONS, THERMAL BLOOMING, RAMAN SPECTRA, CHINA, CHINESE LANGUAGE.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE