Atmospheric Attenuation of CO Laser Radiation in the Region 1720/CM to 2080/CM.
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Atmospheric attenuation was studied for 102 different CO laser lines in the region 1720cm to 2080cm. The purpose was to determine how the various atmospheric constituents affected the transmittance of these lines. Six model atmospheres, two aerosol models, and the molecular absorption parameters for the lines of water vapor, O3, CO2, N2O, and CO were included. The calculations were done on a CDC 6600 computer. Transmittance curves for the Midlatitude Winter-hazy model, power-on-target curves for six different multi-line CO lasers, and tables of absorptionscattering coefficients for 69 different CO laser lines were computed. Modified author abstract
- Atmospheric Physics