The attenuation coefficient of pulsed laser beam in water is investigated. It is found that the attenuation coefficient is dependent on the pulse energy and the line width of the laser, rather than a constant.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.7340) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Water
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin
D. Liu, J. Bai, Y. Huang, and Y. Liu, "Investigations of the Attenuation Coefficient of a Narrow-Bandwidth Pulsed Laser Beam in Water," in Frontiers in Optics 2007/Laser Science XXIII/Organic Materials and Devices for Displays and Energy Conversion, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper FWQ3.
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