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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 1998
  • pp: 3873–3885

Treatment of polarization in laser remote sensing of ocean water

Alexei Kouzoubov, Michael J. Brennan, and John C. Thomas  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 18, pp. 3873-3885 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.003873


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Abstract

We review existing experimental data and methods for calculating the Mueller matrix of ocean water for use as input in a simulation model applicable to laser remote sensing. Calculations of the Mueller matrix are made for scattering media of different refractive indices, shapes, and size distributions. Dependencies of the backscattering depolarization ratio as a function of the particle refractive index are presented, and we demonstrate the potential importance of polarization in bathymetric sensing.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

History
Original Manuscript: August 26, 1997
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 1998
Published: June 20, 1998

Citation
Alexei Kouzoubov, Michael J. Brennan, and John C. Thomas, "Treatment of polarization in laser remote sensing of ocean water," Appl. Opt. 37, 3873-3885 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-18-3873


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