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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 21 — Oct. 17, 2007
  • pp: 13988–13996

Monte Carlo simulation of propagation of a short light beam through turbulent oceanic flow

D. J. Bogucki, J. Piskozub, M.-E. Carr, and G. D. Spiers  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 21, pp. 13988-13996 (2007)

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We use Monte Carlo time-dependent simulations of light pulse propagation through turbulent water laden with particles to investigate the application of Multiple Field Of View (MFOV) lidar to detect and characterize oceanic turbulence. Inhomogeneities in the refractive index induced by temperature fluctuations in turbulent ocean flows scatter light in near-forward angles, thus affecting the near-forward part of oceanic water scattering phase function. Our results show that the oceanic turbulent signal can be detected by analyzing the returns from a MFOV lidar, after re-scaling the particulate back scattering phase function.

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OCIS Codes
(010.7060) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Turbulence
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and oceanic optics

Original Manuscript: July 30, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 30, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 6, 2007
Published: October 11, 2007

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D. J. Bogucki, J. Piskozub, M.-E. Carr, and G. D. Spiers, "Monte Carlo simulation of propagation of a short light beam through turbulent oceanic flow," Opt. Express 15, 13988-13996 (2007)

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