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Light scattering characteristics and the factor of radiation pressure efficiency for a spherical microcenter of optical breakdown laser plasma


Oscillations and resonance regimes of the light scattering characteristics for a laser plasma spherical center, obtained by means of optical breakdown on seed particles of the aerosol submicron fraction, are considered. The conditions for increasing the efficiency of the laser emission radiation pressure on a plasma sphere are considered. It has been indicated that the amplitude modulation of the scattering intensity takes place due to the successive passage of partial wave amplitudes over the resonance frequencies of the plasma sphere. Small-angle scattering mainly contributes to the scattering intensity. The transcendental equations for determining the sphere eigenfrequencies at |m| ≤ 1 have been obtained using the Debye asymptotic approximation.

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Zhuravlev, M.V. Light scattering characteristics and the factor of radiation pressure efficiency for a spherical microcenter of optical breakdown laser plasma. Atmos Ocean Opt 22, 35 (2009).

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  • Oceanic Optic
  • Complex Refractive Index
  • Optical Breakdown
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