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  • Vol. 52, Iss. 2 — Jan. 10, 2013
  • pp: 199–207

Theory of lidar method for measurement of the modulation transfer function of water layers

Lev S. Dolin  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 2, pp. 199-207 (2013)

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We develop a method to evaluate the modulation transfer function (MTF) of a water layer from the characteristics of lidar signal backscattered by water volume. We propose several designs of a lidar system for remote measurement of the MTF and the procedure to determine optical properties of water using the measured MTF. We discuss a laser system for sea-bottom imaging that accounts for the influence of water slab on the image structure and allows for correction of image distortions caused by light scattering in water.

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OCIS Codes
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(010.7295) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Visibility and imaging
(010.0280) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Remote sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: August 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2012
Published: January 7, 2013

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Lev S. Dolin, "Theory of lidar method for measurement of the modulation transfer function of water layers," Appl. Opt. 52, 199-207 (2013)

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