The relation between the total Raman scattering coefficient of water (b r ) and the Raman scattering cross section of liquid water is clarified. Consideration of the experimental configurations used to derive the Raman scattering cross section of water relative to benzene leads to a revised value of b r for water. In certain applications in marine optics it is necessary to scale b r to effect a change from implicit units of energy to quanta.
© 2000 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 12, 1999
Revised Manuscript: January 10, 2000
Published: April 20, 2000
Russell A. Desiderio, "Application of the Raman scattering coefficient of water to calculations in marine optics," Appl. Opt. 39, 1893-1894 (2000)