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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 2000
  • pp: 1893–1894

Application of the Raman scattering coefficient of water to calculations in marine optics

Russell A. Desiderio  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 12, pp. 1893-1894 (2000)

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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.

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OCIS Codes
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(010.7340) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Water
(290.5860) Scattering : Scattering, Raman

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)

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