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i. To reduce the effectiveness of any type of defense by the tactic of bringing so many aircraft per unit of time over a defense area that the electronic and mechanical responses of the defender's equipment, such as the surface-to-air weapons, become erratic because of the multiplicity of targets.
ii. To attack an area with bombs or other missiles in a manner that leaves no place in the area unscathed.
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Ni et al., "Monolayer graphene as a saturable absorber in a mode-locked laser," Nano Research, vol.
We attribute this nonlinear behavior to saturable metabolic processes involving the production of BO, 1,2-BQ, and 1,4-BQ in humans (Figure 1).
Kartner et al., "Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM's) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers," IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol.
After fitting with formula, T(I) = 1 - [DELTA]T * exp(-//[T.sub.sat]) - [T.sub.ns], where T(I) is the transmission, [DELTA]T is the modulation depth, I is the input intensity, [I.sub.sat] is the saturation power intensity, and [T.sub.ns] is the nonsaturable absorbance, we obtained the corresponding saturable absorption parameters [36].
Zhang et al., "Black phosphorus as saturable absorber for the Q-switched Er:ZBLAN fiber laser at 2.8 [micro]m," Optics Express, vol.
The major mechanism of gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity is mediated by active transport of the drug into proximal convoluted tubule cells: a process which is saturable at even standard therapeutic serum concentrations [1].
It is assumed that peripheral insulin crosses the blood-brain barrier by a saturable, receptor-mediated transport mechanism and by binding to brain insulin receptors and affects functions as diverse as energy and glucose homeostasis, reproduction, and cognition [15, 18, 32].
This paper is about a distributed phase-sensitive [PHI]-OTDR intrusion sensing system with a compact coherent light source using a distributed feedback semiconductor laser with an optical feedback and a saturable absorber.
By using a repetition rate of 1 Hz, induced transparency (saturable absorption) is obtained, while the increase in the repetition rate to 10Hz notably produces the signature of a multiphotonic absorption (induced absorption) process in the sample.
Chen, "Homoclinic solutions in periodic difference equations with saturable nonlinearity," Science China Mathematics, vol.
Wen, "Stable single-longitudinal-mode fiber ring laser using topological insulator-based saturable absorber," Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol.
Besides, the absence of the saturable core allows reproducing the value of the primary current in the wide range accurately [28].