Accession Number:

ADA066795

Title:

Thermal Self-Focusing of a Laser Beam in a Dense, Low Temperature Plasma.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR COLL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The thermal self-focusing of a Gaussian electromagnetic beam incident upon a dense, low temperature plasma is discussed. The behavior of the beam as it propagates through the plasma is analyzed. A measure of the penetration depth of the beam in an inhomogeneous plasma as a function of its power is given. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE