Towards a Brillouin-LIDAR for remote sensing of the temperature profile in the ocean Conference Paper uri icon


  • For remote sensing of temperature profiles in the ocean Brillouin scattering can be exploited as a temperature tracer. Such a lidar system is capable of delivering cost-effective on-line data from an extended region of the ocean compared to conventional in-situ techniques. The acquired temperature profiles can give valuable input to climate studies and weather forecasts. In this contribution we present the current status of our experimental setup, consisting of a light source based on a multi-stage pulsed Yb:doped fiber amplifier and a receiver unit based on an excited state Faraday anomalous dispersion optical filter. Both components are advancements of laboratory experiments and possess the potential to be operated from an aircraft. ©2006 IEEE.

name of conference

  • OCEANS 2006

published proceedings

  • OCEANS 2006

author list (cited authors)

  • Schorstein, K., Popescu, A., Scheich, G., Walther, T., & Fry, E

complete list of authors

  • Schorstein, Kai||Popescu, Alexandru||Scheich, Gerrit||Walther, Thomas||Fry, Edward

publication date

  • January 1, 2006 11:11 AM