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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 18, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1979
  • pp: 316–319

Two-photon lidar technique for remote sensing of atomic oxygen

T. J. McIlrath, R. Hudson, A. Aikin, and T. D. Wilkerson  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 316-319 (1979)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.18.000316


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Abstract

A technique is proposed for remote sensing of atomic oxygen by laser excitation of a two-photon transition. Excitation at 2256 Å and subsequent fluorescence at 8447 Å allow probing of the mesosphere and lower thermosphere without interference by absorption. The two-photon excitation rate is calculated, and its dependence on laser power, duration, and linewidth is discussed. Values are given for remote sensing from a spacecraft at 200 km ranging down to 80 km with 1-km range resolution. Accuracies of better than 10% are expected with a 1 J, a 20-psec excitation pulse, and a 1-m2 collecting telescope.

© 1979 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: May 20, 1978
Published: February 1, 1979

Citation
T. J. McIlrath, R. Hudson, A. Aikin, and T. D. Wilkerson, "Two-photon lidar technique for remote sensing of atomic oxygen," Appl. Opt. 18, 316-319 (1979)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-18-3-316

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