Accession Number : ADP006145

Title :   Non-Linear Effects on the Atmospheric Transmission of High-Flux Electromagnetic Beams,

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

Personal Author(s) : Armstrong, R. L.

Report Date : MAY 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The propagation of an intense beam of electromagnetic radiation through the atmosphere is accompanied by a host of interactions between the beam and atmospheric constituents present along the propagation path. These interactions may have a significant influence on the characteristics of the propagation beam. This paper discusses aerosol-beam interactions which, in many cases of practical interest, are the dominant interactions between the atmosphere and the propagating beam. Theoretical analyses, numerical simulations, and experimental insights are reviewed in a survey of this complex problem.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE PROPAGATION, *BEAMS(RADIATION), INTERACTIONS, AEROSOLS, ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, RADIATION ATTENUATION, SYMPOSIA.

Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE