Accession Number:

AD0706566

Title:

POLARIZATION OF LASER RADIATION SCATTERED BY FOG AND SMOKE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD

Report Date:

1970-05-25

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Questions of atmospheric optics, the visibility of polarized radiation sources in the atmosphere, light conditions in the depth of the scattering medium illuminated by polarized radiation, and other matters are linked with the need to investigate the polarization characteristics of scattered light. The use of lasers with linear radiation polarization substantially increases the range of conditions in which the polarization characteristics of scattered light may be investigated. Experimental investigations of the degree of polarization of forward scattered and backward scattered reflected light during radiation discharge in artificial fog and smoke are given.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE