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Vaporization And Recondensation In Propagation And Imaging Of Laser Beams
Author(s): A. Zardecki; S. A. W. Gerstl
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Paper Abstract

To study the response of a medium to a localized disturbance, the coupled aerosol-beam equations-in which the dominant interactions are diffusive mass transport and conductive energy transport-are solved numerically, thus giving the spatio-temporal behavior of the propagating beam and the irradiated aerosols. In the context of the cloud clearing problem, a deleterious effect of recondensation is assessed. We examine the effect of turbulence on the distribution of droplet sizes during the recondensation. Results relevant to propagation and imaging are given.

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Date Published: 11 October 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1115, Propagation Engineering, (11 October 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960889
Show Author Affiliations
A. Zardecki, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
S. A. W. Gerstl, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1115:
Propagation Engineering
Norman S. Kopeika; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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