Acoustical Physics

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 204–209

Effects of underwater sound and surface ripples on scattered laser light


  • J. H. Churnside
    • Earth System Research LaboratoryNOAA
  • H. E. Bravo
    • Earth System Research LaboratoryNOAA
  • K. A. Naugolnykh
    • Earth System Research LaboratoryNOAA/Zeltech
  • I. M. Fuks
    • Earth System Research LaboratoryNOAA/Zeltech
Physical Acoustics

DOI: 10.1134/S1063771008020073

Cite this article as:
Churnside, J.H., Bravo, H.E., Naugolnykh, K.A. et al. Acoust. Phys. (2008) 54: 204. doi:10.1134/S1063771008020073


The acousto-optic interaction at a water surface perturbed by random waves and by an underwater sound source is studied. The interferometric method is applied to measure the features of the power spectra of the scattered light field. Detection of sound-induced perturbation of the rough surface is performed. The corresponding theory of the scattered light spectra modulation is presented and its results are compared with the data of the experiment.

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