Accession Number:

ADA055463

Title:

A Matrix Approach to a Propagation Code.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

A transfer matrix for CO2 laser beams with an assumed gaussian intensity distribution is developed that includes parameters for absorption, turbulence, and thermal blooming. Calculated parameters are an effective beam radius 1sq e point and an on-axis intensity. For moderate power levels, results are consistent with the computer code COMBO. The blooming model predicts results worse than those predicted by COMBO for high power levels. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE