Brillouin light spectra in water was experimentally investigated by a scanning Fabry-Perot interferometer. The optical properties of the scattering media were modulated by a plane ultrasound wave. An enhancement up to 10 times of the Brillouin signal by modulation with the ultrasound wave has been seen clearly. The dependence of the Brillouin signal amplitude on the ultrasound frequency, amplitude and the position of the ultrasound field based to the light beam was investigated experimentally. Very strong dependence of the enhancement with experimental conditions was obtained. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.