LASER BEAM PROPAGATION IN PARTICULATE MEDIA

Authors
  1. Tam, W.G.
  2. Zardecki, A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
In the small-angle approximation, the exact solution of an equation of radiative transfer is cast in a series form suitable for numerical computation. This is used to calculate the radiance produced by a cw laser beam. For the medium with Gaussian phase function, a convergent numerical procedure is described. Explicit results for the scattered radiance, obtained for a wide range of parameters, display the existence of three well-defined regions on the plots of radiance versus transverse distance. A comparison of the exact theory with two approximate approaches is carried out.
Date of publication
01 Jan 1979
Number of Pages
3
Reprinted from
J Opt. Soc. Am., vol 69, no 1, 1979, p 68-70
DSTKIM No
79-01768
CANDIS No
86118
Format(s):
Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Hardcopy

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