Accession Number:

AD0779726

Title:

Atmospheric Attenuation of Laser Radiation from 0.76 to 31.25/um

Descriptive Note:

Environmental research papers

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA

Report Date:

1974-01-03

Pagination or Media Count:

182.0

Abstract:

High resolution atmospheric transmittance curves are presented for the spectral region 320 to 13,200cm 0.7576 to 31.25 micrometers. These spectra are useful as a guide for selecting laser wavelengths for atmospheric propagation studies in this spectral region. In addition, this report provides attenuation coefficients for those lines of the CO, HF, DF, and CO2 laser systems which suffer the least atmospheric attenuation. A new aerosol model is introduced here, taking into account recent measurements of the complex index of refraction of aerosol particles.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE