Accession Number:

AD0867030

Title:

The Ionization of a Gaseous Medium by an Intense Laser Beam,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-11-25

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

In laser beams, gas ionization sets in if the radiation intensity exceeds a certain threshold value. High light-radiation intensity values arise when a laser is operating in a mode with Q modulation.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE