Accession Number:

ADP006145

Title:

Non-Linear Effects on the Atmospheric Transmission of High-Flux Electromagnetic Beams,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV LAS CRUCES DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

The propagation of an intense beam of electromagnetic radiation through the atmosphere is accompanied by a host of interactions between the beam and atmospheric constituents present along the propagation path. These interactions may have a significant influence on the characteristics of the propagation beam. This paper discusses aerosol-beam interactions which, in many cases of practical interest, are the dominant interactions between the atmosphere and the propagating beam. Theoretical analyses, numerical simulations, and experimental insights are reviewed in a survey of this complex problem.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE