Investigations of the attenuation coefficient of a narrow-bandwidth pulsed laser beam in water. Academic Article uri icon


  • The attenuation coefficient of a pulsed laser beam in water is investigated experimentally. It is found that the attenuation coefficient is dependent on the pulse energy and the linewidth of the laser, rather than a constant. The attenuation coefficient for a narrow linewidth laser can exceed that of a broad linewidth laser due to stimulated Brillouin scattering when the laser intensity is larger than a certain value. A theoretical analysis is provided.

published proceedings

  • Appl Opt

author list (cited authors)

  • Bai, J., Liu, J., Huang, Y. i., Liu, Y., Sun, L. u., Liu, D., & Fry, E. S.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Bai, Jianhui||Liu, Juan||Huang, Yi||Liu, Yinan||Sun, Lu||Liu, Dahe||Fry, ES

publication date

  • January 2007