Accession Number:

ADA179178

Title:

Absorption at Optical Wavelengths in a Plasma Aerosol.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun-Oct 86,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The absorption of radiation at optical wavelengths 3 cm to 0.3 micrometersin a plasma aerosol is examined. In particular, the mean free path is plotted as a function of wavelength for temperatures appropriate to laser-induced gas breakdown. Various formulae, one assumption used in their derivations, and their regions of validity are discussed. Keywords Atmospheric absorption Laser radiation Air breakdown Plasma containment Laser induced plasma Absorption coefficients.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE