Accession Number:

ADA277281

Title:

Gyrotrons and Free Electron Lasers for Atmospheric Sensing

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-02-28

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

The development of gyrotrons and free electron lasers over the put decade and a half have naturally led to investigations of additional applications for them. This work looks into applications in the area of atmospheric sensing. Specific gyrotron applications include cloud radars, sensors for atmospheric turbulence, and measurement schemes for upper atmosphere trace impurities. To be useful as atmospheric sensors, free electron lasers must be made much more compact. Several development strategies for accomplishing this are possible. It appears that there are numerous potential applications for both gyrotrons and free electron lasers as atmospheric sensors. Gyrotrons, Free electron lasers, Atmospheric sensing

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE