Propagation of pulsed infrared radiation in the atmosphere when absorption is saturated

Research paper by Yu. S. Makushkin, A. A. Mitsel', Yu. N. Ponomarev, K. M. Firsov

Indexed on: 01 Mar '85Published on: 01 Mar '85Published in: Russian Physics Journal


The propagation of monopulse radiation from a CO2 laser is considered when nonstationary saturation of the absorption coefficient takes place. The algorithm and results of calculations are given for the variation of radiation intensity and its spatial distribution in the transverse section of the beam.