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Optical Turbulence In The Sea
Author(s): Gary D. Gilbert; Richard C. Honey
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Paper Abstract

By "optical turbulence" is meant small inhomogeneities in the index of refraction of seawater, their origins, and the effects they have on underwater optical systems. For most conventional underwater photographic and TV imaging systems as normally used, these effects are negligible most of the time-only under exceptional circumstances do they make an appreciable difference. However, they become a more significant factor as more sophisticated imaging systems are constructed that must function over longer ranges with high resolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1971
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0024, Underwater Photo-Optical Instrumentation Applications III, (1 June 1971); doi: 10.1117/12.953476
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Gary D. Gilbert, Stanford Research Institute (United States)
Richard C. Honey, Stanford Research Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0024:
Underwater Photo-Optical Instrumentation Applications III
Seibert Quimby Duntley; Joe J. Lones; H. S. Weisbrod, Editor(s)

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