Optical Wavefront Sensing


The lab owns and operates in situ optical sensing instrument – the Optical Turbulence Sensor (OTS).

In addition to measure in situ energy and temperature dissipation rates, OTS data can be used to obtain:

  • Inherent Optical Properties (IOP)
  • Volume Scattering Function
  • Scattering coefficient
  • Particle size via computer holographic inversion. OTS-  can be used to obtain holographic images of sampled water column and they can be numerically inverted to obtain particle size distribution.

Optical Turbulence Sensing