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Main Title Atmospheric attenuation of CO laser radiation /
Author McClatchey, R. A. ; McClatchey, Robert A.
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Author Title of a Work
no. 359. Environmental research papers (U.S. Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories)
Publisher Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories, Office of Aerospace Research, United States Air Force,
Year Published 1971
Report Number AFCRL 71-370; AD 0729447
OCLC Number 319520086
Subjects Atmospheric transmissivity ; Meteorological optics ; Radiative transfer ; Gas lasers ; Attenuation (Physics) ; Absorption spectra
Additional Subjects Atmospheric transmissivity ; Atmospheric optics ; Radiation transfer
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  QC807.5.U55 no.359 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
Collation vi, 112 pages : illustrations, graphs, tables ; 28 cm.
"1 July 1971." AD0729447 (from Optical Physics Laboratory Project 7670. Research supported by the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories, Air Force Systems Command, United States Air Force, L.G. Hanscom Field, Bedford, Massachusetts. Includes bibliographical references (page 19).
Contents Notes
With the development of the CO laser having emission lines in the range from 1200/cm to greater than 2000/cm, it is of importance to establish which of the more than 200 lines can be transmitted through a variety of atmospheric paths. The spectral region of CO emission spans a very important water vapor absorption band and, in addition, there is absorption by CO2, O3, N2O and CH4. Absorption lines associated with all of these molecules were included in the calculation of synthetic spectra covering the region of CO emission. After limiting the number of CO emission lines to be considered in detail according to a criterion based on atmospheric attenuation, a series of tables was constructed providing quantitative attenuation information for each of 88 laser lines and for 10 different atmospheric models. Data based on two different aerosol scattering models are included in these tables. (Author).