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Aerosol scattering of supercontinuum radiation formed upon femtosecond laser pulse filamentation in the atmosphere
Author(s): Alexander A. Zemlyanov; Yurii E. Geints; Dmitrii V. Apeksimov
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Paper Abstract

We report numerical calculations of scattering and backscattering efficiency factors of water droplets illuminated by a quasi-white light radiation (a supercontinuum radiation) that results from self-focusing of a high-power femtosecond laser pulse in the atmosphere. The behavior of these integral optical characteristics for a wide range of droplet sizes that covers the size spectra of fog and cloud particles is analyzed. The results are compared to the values of the scattering factors obtained by the Lorentz-Mie theory.

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Date Published: 26 April 2007
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6346, XVI International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, 63462F (26 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.739089
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Alexander A. Zemlyanov, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Yurii E. Geints, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Dmitrii V. Apeksimov, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6346:
XVI International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers
Dieter Schuöcker, Editor(s)

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