We present the ocean optics community with the first instrumentation to directly measure the backscattering coefficient of natural waters for arbitrary phase functions. It is suitable for in situ applications and has the requisite resolution.
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(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.5820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scattering measurements
D. Haubrich, E. S. Fry, and J. A. Musser, "An Instrument to Measure the Backscattering Coefficient b<sup>b</sup>for Arbitrary Phase Functions," in Frontiers in Optics 2009/Laser Science XXV/Fall 2009 OSA Optics & Photonics Technical Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper FWX3.
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