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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 22, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1983
  • pp: 2670–2681

Multiple scattering of optical pulses in scale model clouds

Richard A. Elliott  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 17, pp. 2670-2681 (1983)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.22.002670


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Abstract

The results of experiments to measure the delay, temporal stretching, attenuation, and spatial spreading of optical pulses in scale model clouds are reported. The model clouds consisted of diiodomethane/water or paraffin oil/water emulsions maintained in a rotating scattering cell to prevent settling of the droplets. The optical pulses were 532-nm, 25-psec duration pulses generated by a frequency-doubled passively mode-locked Nd:YAG laser and were detected with a 10-psec resolution streak camera. The measurements of the delay in the mean arrival time of the pulses due to multiple scattering are the first measured directly.

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History
Original Manuscript: March 11, 1983
Published: September 1, 1983

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Richard A. Elliott, "Multiple scattering of optical pulses in scale model clouds," Appl. Opt. 22, 2670-2681 (1983)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-22-17-2670


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