Accession Number:

ADA073430

Title:

Experiment Evaluation of Laser Attenuation by Water Drops

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 2 Jan-30 Sep 1978

Corporate Author:

ARO INC ARNOLD AFS TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

A test program was conducted to measure the transmission of both CO2 and HeNe laser beams through an attenuation region occupied by water drops. Analysis of the measurements shows that there is reasonable agreement between experiment and diffraction theory and that the major source of uncertainty arises from the characterization of the attenuating particle field.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE