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Laser Radiation Attenuation By Sparks Of Optical Breakdown
Author(s): A. P. Budnik; L. P. Semenov; A. M. Skripkin; O. A. Volkovitsky
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Paper Abstract

A breakdown generated by laser radiation in a gas contaminated by aerosol particles is known to occur at much lower radiation intensities than in case of pure gases, Laser radiation is heavily attenuated by sparks of plasma formed at breakdowns. Energy loss estimation is important at radiation propagation in the atmosphere and in laser resonators. The breakdown phenomenon may be used in diagnostics of the atmospheric aerosol contamination events. The report presents experimental data on the influence of aerosol size distribution and concentration on optical breakdown generation and other results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1031, 7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (20 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950573
Show Author Affiliations
A. P. Budnik, Institute of Experimental Meteorology (USSR)
L. P. Semenov, Institute of Experimental Meteorology (USSR)
A. M. Skripkin, Institute of Experimental Meteorology (USSR)
O. A. Volkovitsky, Institute of Experimental Meteorology (USSR)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1031:
7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers

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