Accession Number : ADA321006

Title :   Atmospheric Attenuation of Common Applied Lasers,

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

Personal Author(s) : Zhengfang, Song

PDF Url : ADA321006

Report Date : 29 JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A survey of the atmospheric attenuation properties of usually applied laser (GaAs, YAG, HF, DF, and CO2) is given. From an analysis of the results of absorption and scattering processes produced by the interaction of atmospheric medium and laser radiation, comprehensive comparisons of transmission property are performed. Lastly, the optimum applied environment of every laser is indicated.

Descriptors :   *LASER BEAMS, *ATMOSPHERIC ATTENUATION, YAG LASERS, ATMOSPHERIC SCATTERING, INFRARED LASERS, RAYLEIGH SCATTERING, TRANSLATIONS, CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS, CHINA, CHINESE LANGUAGE, MIST, GALLIUM ARSENIDE LASERS, HYDROGEN FLUORIDE LASERS.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE