Quantification of optical turbulence in the ocean and its effects on beam propagation.


The influence of optically active turbulence on the propagation of laser beams is investigated in clear ocean water over a path length of 8.75 m. The measurement apparatus is described and the effects of optical turbulence on the laser beam are presented. The index of refraction structure constant is extracted from the beam deflection and the results are… (More)
DOI: 10.1364/AO.55.008813