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Underwater Measurement Techniques Using Low-Power Lasers
Author(s): Frank M Caimi; Robert F Tusting
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Paper Abstract

Low-power LASERs have been adapted for underwater use in order to solve a variety of measurement problems. Several systems, using HeNe plasma tubes, have been designed to determine range, measure size, and provide visual orientation information for photographic recording systems. Semi-conductor LASERs have been used for precise measurements of optical transmissivity and scatterance of seawater, in-situ. A number of applications will be described and future developments of these techniques will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0787, Optical Techniques for Sensing and Measurement in Hostile Environments, (6 October 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940695
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Frank M Caimi, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Inc. (United States)
Robert F Tusting, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Inc (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0787:
Optical Techniques for Sensing and Measurement in Hostile Environments
Calvin H. Gillespie; Roger A. Greenwell, Editor(s)

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