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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 1991
  • pp: 2027–2030

Point spread function in ocean water: comparison between theory and experiment

John W. McLean and Kenneth J. Voss  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 30, Issue 15, pp. 2027-2030 (1991)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.30.002027


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Abstract

A new instrument to measure the point spread function (PSF) in the ocean has provided the opportunity for direct comparison between theoretical predictions and experimental measurement. Theoretical predictions are derived from small angle scattering theory using a simple algebraic fit to the single scattering phase function. The resulting predictions for the PSF are found to match the experimental measurements over a wide range of angles and optical depths.

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History
Original Manuscript: August 17, 1990
Published: May 20, 1991

Citation
John W. McLean and Kenneth J. Voss, "Point spread function in ocean water: comparison between theory and experiment," Appl. Opt. 30, 2027-2030 (1991)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-30-15-2027


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