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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 17, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1978
  • pp: 3424–3430

Fog hole boring with pulsed high-energy lasers: an exact solution including scattering and absorption

George W. Sutton  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 21, pp. 3424-3430 (1978)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.17.003424


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Abstract

The exact time dependent solution for hole boring through fog is obtained for pulsed high energy lasers, which includes scattering, absorption, and the effect of realistic particle distributions. The results are applied to both haze burnout and fog hole boring. For the latter, at 10.6 μm, the calculated result is that 50% more laser pulse energy is required than that calculated from thermodynamic considerations alone. An absolute upper bound of 100% is also established. The results are compared to shorter wavelengths, e.g., 3.8 μm for which much larger fluences are required to evaporate fog or haze, and are also compared to other recent approximate results, which overestimate the required energy by a larger factor.

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History
Original Manuscript: March 25, 1978
Published: November 1, 1978

Citation
George W. Sutton, "Fog hole boring with pulsed high-energy lasers: an exact solution including scattering and absorption," Appl. Opt. 17, 3424-3430 (1978)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-17-21-3424


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