Holstein, Theordore D.
Most widely held works by Theordore D Holstein
High intensity laser propagation in the atmosphere ( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Atmospheric heating by laser pulses in transmission windows has been investigated. Arguments are given for reducing previously given estimates for the absorption in the neighborhood of 10,468 A by nearly one order of magnitude. A study has been initiated of an additional heating mechanism not previously considered, namely collision-induced conversion of laser energy into energy of translational molecular motion. A discussion is given of a classical model and of extensions to a quantum mechanical description. (Author).