Accession Number:

ADA214746

Title:

Topical Meetings on Excimer Laser, Optical Techniques for Remote Probing of the Atmosphere, and Meteorological Optics

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan-31 Aug 1983

Corporate Author:

OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The meeting on excimer lasers is primarily devoted to ultraviolet excimer laser systems and their applications. Specific areas of topical interest are excimer laser system development, linewidth, frequency, and pulse duration control of excimer systems, spectroscopy in the VUV and XUV, nonlinear processes including short wavelength generation via harmonic generation, sum frequency mixing and Raman scattering with excimer systems, photochemistry conducted with excimer laser systems, excimer pumped laser systems, diagnostics and processing of solid materials, laser produced plasmas and molecular biology. The meeting on optical techniques for remote probing of the atmosphere focussed on advanced optical techniques and data processing for remote sensing at UV, visible and infrared wavelengths with factors common to all techniques highlighted. Techniques for probing chemical species or atmospheric parameters such as temperature, humidity, turbulence and wind using passive or active sources, and coherent or incoherent detection were presented. Topics included atmospheric optical propagation effects, laser remote sensing techniques, passive spectrometric remote sensing techniques, and systems analysis. The meeting on meteorological optics was devoted to all aspects of meteorological optics that are visible to the unaided eye or with the use of binoculars or polarizing filters.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE