Vol. 4, issue 11, article # 1

pdf Shalyaev M. F., Sadovnikov V. P. Stimulated raman scattering of a focused pulsed laser beam in the atmosphere. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1991. V. 4. No. 11. P. 781-783.
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A theoretical investigation of stimulated Raman scattering·(SRS)·of short pulses of laser radiation focused in the atmosphere is discussed. The beam focusing makes the stimulated Raman effect stronger and localizes the zone of its greatest efficiency within the beam caustic that can be useful for some practical applications. It is shown that an account of the effect of the SRS on the atmospheric nitrogen could be of practical importance in some lidar applications.