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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2573–2575

Ice thickness measurements by Raman scattering

Sergey M. Pershin, Vasily N. Lednev, Vladimir K. Klinkov, Renat N. Yulmetov, and Alexey F. Bunkin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 9, pp. 2573-2575 (2014)

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A compact Raman LIDAR system with a spectrograph was used for express ice thickness measurements. The difference between the Raman spectra of ice and liquid water is employed to locate the ice–water interface while elastic scattering was used for air–-ice surface detection. This approach yields an error of only 2 mm for an 80 mm thick ice sample, indicating that it is a promising express noncontact thickness measurements technique in field experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar
(290.5860) Scattering : Scattering, Raman
(290.5870) Scattering : Scattering, Rayleigh
(300.6450) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Raman
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing and Sensors

Original Manuscript: February 25, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 21, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 21, 2014
Published: April 18, 2014

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Sergey M. Pershin, Vasily N. Lednev, Vladimir K. Klinkov, Renat N. Yulmetov, and Alexey F. Bunkin, "Ice thickness measurements by Raman scattering," Opt. Lett. 39, 2573-2575 (2014)

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