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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1983
  • pp: 1592–1597

Instantaneous integrated Raman scattering

Smadar Egert, Ariel Cohen, Moshe Kleiman, and Nissim Ben-Yosef  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 10, pp. 1592-1597 (1983)

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Lidar detection of atmospheric molecules using a Raman scattering technique being usually limited by low signals is enhanced by integration of the forward Raman scattered light over a large atmospheric volume. This integral can be measured instantaneously in the presence of a reflector at one edge of the optical path, increasing the SNR by a factor of 100 in the case of a perfect reflector and a beam path of ~2 km. Natural reflectors such as clouds leading to the same effect are also discussed.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 9, 1982
Published: May 15, 1983

Smadar Egert, Ariel Cohen, Moshe Kleiman, and Nissim Ben-Yosef, "Instantaneous integrated Raman scattering," Appl. Opt. 22, 1592-1597 (1983)

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