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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2011
  • pp: 3050–3056

Off-axis detection and characterization of laser beams in the maritime atmosphere

Frank Hanson, Ike Bendall, Christina Deckard, and Hiba Haidar  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 18, pp. 3050-3056 (2011)

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Remote detection and characterization of laser beams propagating in maritime atmospheres is discussed. A model for off-axis scattered laser light based on Mie scattering from maritime aerosols is presented and compared with angle and time-resolved measurements from a pulsed laser source. We demonstrate that the direction of the source can be determined from the angle-resolved intensity and that the beam direction can be determined from arrival times of the scattered signals if the position of the laser source is known.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric scattering
(280.3420) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser sensors
(290.1310) Scattering : Atmospheric scattering
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: March 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 26, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2011
Published: June 17, 2011

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Frank Hanson, Ike Bendall, Christina Deckard, and Hiba Haidar, "Off-axis detection and characterization of laser beams in the maritime atmosphere," Appl. Opt. 50, 3050-3056 (2011)

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