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.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 11, 1983
Published: September 1, 1983
Richard A. Elliott, "Multiple scattering of optical pulses in scale model clouds," Appl. Opt. 22, 2670-2681 (1983)