Abstract

We present results of experiments to determine the spectral and angular dependence of nonlinear scattering by water microdroplets of radii ranging from 1 to 32 μm illuminated by ultrashort laser pulses. The main process observed is third-harmonic generation (THG). Moreover, in contrast with linear Mie scattering, the angular pattern of the THG is remarkably stable over the size range 8–32 μm.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
Related Articles
The Backscattering and Extinction of Visible and Infrared Radiation by Selected Major Cloud Models

L. W. Carrier, G. A. Cato, and K. J. von Essen
Appl. Opt. 6(7) 1209-1216 (1967)

Aerosol-induced laser breakdown thresholds: effect of resonant particles

R. G. Pinnick, A. Biswas, J. D. Pendleton, and R. L. Armstrong
Appl. Opt. 31(3) 311-318 (1992)

Observation of Raman scattering by cloud droplets in the atmosphere

S. Harvey Melfi, Keith D. Evans, Jing Li, David Whiteman, Richard Ferrare, and Geary Schwemmer
Appl. Opt. 36(15) 3551-3559 (1997)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (7)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription