Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorCohn, Keith R.
dc.contributor.authorTorrealba, Roberto A.
dc.dateJun-15
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-05T23:06:07Z
dc.date.available2015-08-05T23:06:07Z
dc.date.issued2015-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45952
dc.description.abstractThe experiment for this thesis first involved using a laser modeling tool called ANCHOR to compare two 100kW lasers in a potential operational theater, one with a wavelength of 1.0642 μm, and the other with a wavelength of 1.5314 μm. This modeling illustrated that the laser’s effective range can be greatly reduced due to haze or humidity (or both), depending on its lasing wavelength. The second part of this thesis describes a multi-pass spectroscopic experimental setup that employs a White cell, which can be used to measure atmospheric extinction coefficients in a controlled manner. The first results from this setup produced consistent, comparable atmospheric extinction values.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/thedesignndconst1094545952
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleThe design and construction of a long-distance atmospheric propagation test chamberen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBlau, Joseph
dc.contributor.departmentPhysics
dc.contributor.departmentPhysicsen_US
dc.subject.authorDirected energy weaponsen_US
dc.subject.authorhigh energy lasersen_US
dc.subject.authoratmospheric propagationen_US
dc.subject.authorWhite cell chambersen_US
dc.description.serviceEnsign, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Applied Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineApplied Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record