Simultaneous Measurement of Air-water Interface Slope and the Point Spread Function for the Propagation of Laser Light
SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA
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The long-term goal of this project is to measure, understand and be able to predict the propagation of light through the air-sea interface under various sea states. The objectives include 1 Characterization of the point spread function of underwater light that has gone through the air water interface with exact coincident measurement of the surface wave field. 2 Analysis of this data to formulate either empirical or theoretical relationships between the sea surface and the observed light spreading. 3 Incorporation of the above results into an analysis and understanding of how difficult it will be to obtain detailed images through the air-sea interface as a function of sea state.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Lasers and Masers
- Numerical Mathematics