, Volume 79, Issue 8, pp 955-961
Date: 26 Oct 2004

A novel approach to a Brillouin–LIDAR for remote sensing of the ocean temperature

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Ocean temperature profiles are of great importance in oceanography. For instance, an efficient remote sensing measurement technique of these profiles will facilitate climate studies and improvements in weather forecast. In this paper we describe developments towards a practical implementation of a Brillouin–LIDAR system capable of measuring temperature profiles in the ocean. In particular, we focus on our recent work on fiber amplifiers and a receiver unit based on a Faraday anomalous dispersion optical filter.


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