Accession Number:

AD0745297

Title:

Surface Absorption of 10.6 Micrometer Radiation on the Alkali Halides,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Report Date:

1972-03-15

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

An investigation of surface absorption at 10.6 micrometers in NaCl crystals is reported. The purpose of this study was to establish the relative contributions of absorbed water on the crystal surface and interior to total absorption. The findings indicate that the principal absorption mechanism is not attributable to water absorption, either in bulk or on the surface. There is indicated a strong relationship between surface scattering and absorption. A comparison of findings with earlier work is discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE