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Guest Editorial - Ocean Optics
Author(s): L. E. Mertens; L. F. Drummeter

Paper Abstract

Photo-optical technology has exceptionally varied uses in the sea ranging from imaging to communications and remote sensing. The optical region has many inherent advantages which will insure its continued application in ocean-related tasks. Optical systems, however, are limited to relatively short water paths due to the strong absorption and scattering of even the clearest water. Better understanding of light propagation in a scattering/absorbing medium and the development of techniques to extend operating range are among our most important tasks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1977
PDF: 1 pages
Opt. Eng. 16(2) 162111 doi: 10.1117/12.7972087
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 16, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
L. E. Mertens, RCA Service Company (United States)
L. F. Drummeter, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)

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