A compact and highly sensitive helicopter-born fluorescence lidar is described. The single channel system is based on a high power, tunable laser. From an altitude of 70 m, selective detection of the tracer dye rhodamine B of less than 10−10 g/cm3 in natural waters is achieved.
© 1981 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 7, 1981
Published: October 1, 1981
U. Gehlhaar, K. P. Gunther, and J. Luther, "Compact and highly sensitive fluorescence lidar for oceanographic measurements," Appl. Opt. 20, 3318-3320 (1981)