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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 2010
  • pp: 5059–5066

Light pulse propagation along the path atmosphere–rough-surface–sea water

Alexander G. Luchinin  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 27, pp. 5059-5066 (2010)

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The influence of surface waves and multiple scattering in water on the parameters of light pulses from an airborne source is studied. The contributions of various mechanisms to variations in delay of pulse and its variance are estimated. It is shown that waves make the main contribution to these values at small depths. With strong wind, the allowance for waves is important for small receiving apertures in the whole practically important depth range. For large receiving apertures or/and large widths of light beams incident on the surface, the determining factor is multiple scattering of light in water.

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OCIS Codes
(010.3310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Laser beam transmission
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.5880) Scattering : Scattering, rough surfaces
(010.5620) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Radiative transfer

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: June 18, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 10, 2010
Published: September 17, 2010

Alexander G. Luchinin, "Light pulse propagation along the path atmosphere–rough-surface–sea water," Appl. Opt. 49, 5059-5066 (2010)

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