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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 2011
  • pp: A86–A89

Ship wake detection by Raman lidar

Alexey F. Bunkin, Vladimir K. Klinkov, Vladislav A. Lukyanchenko, and Sergey M. Pershin  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 4, pp. A86-A89 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.000A86


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Abstract

We carried out a remote study of ship wakes by optical methods. Both Mie and Raman scattering signals and their evolution were simultaneously recorded by gated detector (intensified CCD). The Mie scattering signal was detectable within 1 min after water disturbance by a high-speed boat. According to an approximation of experimental data, Raman signal fluctuations can be detected for a much longer time under the same conditions. We have demonstrated that Raman spectroscopy is substantially more sensitive to water perturbation compared to conventional acoustic (sonar) technique and can be used for ship wake detection and monitoring.

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OCIS Codes
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(010.7340) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Water
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors
(010.1350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Backscattering

ToC Category:
LASER APPLICATIONS TO CHEMICAL, SECURITY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

History
Original Manuscript: August 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 22, 2010
Published: December 20, 2010

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Alexey F. Bunkin, Vladimir K. Klinkov, Vladislav A. Lukyanchenko, and Sergey M. Pershin, "Ship wake detection by Raman lidar," Appl. Opt. 50, A86-A89 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-4-A86


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