검색 팝업 닫기

Ex) Article Title, Author, Keywords


Research Paper

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea 2015; 19(5): 444-448

Published online October 25, 2015 https://doi.org/10.3807/JOSK.2015.19.5.444

Copyright © Optical Society of Korea.

Simulation for Propagation Behavior of a Gaussian Beam in Water Medium by Monte Carlo Method

Jae-Ihn Kim1, Woong-Ji Jeong1, Joon-Yong Cho1, Min-Sik Jo2, and Hyung-Rok Kim2

1Sensor Systems Department in Defence R&D Center, Hanwha Corporation; 2Agency for Defense Development

Received: July 1, 2015; Revised: September 10, 2015; Accepted: September 10, 2015


We describe the radiative transfer of a Gaussian beam in a water medium using the Monte Carlo method offering basic propagation behaviors. The simulation shows how the energy of the initial Gaussian beam is redistributed as it propagates in coastal water, and also depicts the dependence of the propagation behavior on inherent optical properties of the ocean water such as the single scattering albedo as well as on laser beam parameters, e.g. the M squared. Our results may widen the applicability of LIDARs by providing a couple of design considerations for a bathymetric LIDAR.

Keywords: Monte Carlo simulation, Gaussian beam, Numerical modeling,

OCIS codes: 010.5620; 010.0280; 280.3640; 280.4788