Accession Number:

ADA558200

Title:

Method for Remotely Measuring Fluctuations in the Optical Index of Refraction of a Medium

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 9 November 2011

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIV NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-11-09

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

A method is provided for remotely measuring index of refraction fluctuations. From a first location, an optical beam is focused at a focal plane located at a second location in a medium of interest. As a result, a beam of energy is backscattered towards the first location. At the first location, a size of the backscattered beam is determined where the size is indicative of strength of fluctuations in the mediums index of refraction.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE