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Underwater Optical Communications Receivers
Author(s): R. D. Anderson; M. E. Hyde
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Paper Abstract

When an optical receiver is to operate underwater and detect a signal from a point optical source located at altitude above the water, unusual design constraints are imposed by the underwater environment. The effect of the propagation medium on a deeply submerged optical receiver is examined. Design features are optimized for background limited operation. Important and useful relationships are developed comparing the aperture area and optical filter bandwidths achieveable in telecentric and conventional optical designs. It is shown that telecentric optical configurations can provide improved system performance if the receiver field-of-view must be larger than ± 32 degrees.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 1978
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0121, Optics in Adverse Environments I, (20 January 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.955761
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R. D. Anderson, Naval Ocean Systems Center (United States)
M. E. Hyde, Naval Ocean Systems Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0121:
Optics in Adverse Environments I
Enrique Bernal G.; Harry V. Winsor, Editor(s)

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