Accession Number:

AD0750377

Title:

Spectroscopic Studies of Luminescence Emitted by Dyes Irradiated by Laser Light

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK LABS MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

To reduce the detectability of the soldier under field conditions using currently available visual and electro-optical methods, several dyes have been integrated into military equipment to blend in with the background. The authors have established that this method of approach would likely be inefficacious against multiple wavelength laser emission since materials, on the absorption of laser light, would luminesce and emit light at a wavelength differing from the laser. They have pursued luminescence studies of dyed systems and found an effective method for using this characteristic of light emission to defeat the purpose for which coloring schemes are intended.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE