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Propagation of intensive laser radiation in atmospheric aerosol
Author(s): Alexander A. Zemlyanov; Vladimir E. Zuev; Yuri E. Geints; Vitalii A. Pogodaev
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Paper Abstract

The propagation of high-intensive laser beams through aerosol atmosphere remains an attractive concept for a number of aviation and military application. A large set of aerosol nonlinear- optical effects accompanies the propagation of radiation in the atmosphere. Some of them, so-called nonlinear thermal effects, predominate, as a rule, in well absorbing aerosol; the other, nonlinear resonant effects take place in low absorbing particles. Some knowledge of the nature and mechanisms of radiation interaction with aerosol particles are necessary for understanding the processes of laser energy transmission through disperse media. Below are basic results of our long-term experimental and theoretical investigations of the process of intensive CO2-laser radiation propagation along the atmospheric ground paths containing hydrometeors as well, as recent results on laser interaction with stratospheric aerosols and the process of SRS generation in transparent droplets.

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Date Published: 29 June 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2222, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing III, (29 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177999
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Alexander A. Zemlyanov, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Vladimir E. Zuev, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Yuri E. Geints, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Vitalii A. Pogodaev, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2222:
Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing III
Walter A. Flood; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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