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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1983
  • pp: 1696–1701

Monostatic diffraction-limited lidars: the impact of optical refractive turbulence

S. F. Clifford and L. Lading  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 1696-1701 (1983)

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A diffraction-limited lidar provides for effective rejection of background light. Characteristics of a monostatic system are computed. The range sensitivity is generally different from a square-law dependence. The effect of optical refractive turbulence is analyzed. There is a trade-off between background rejection and insensitivity to refractive turbulence. A monostatic system is much less sensitive to refractive turbulence than a bistatic system is.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 13, 1982
Published: June 1, 1983

S. F. Clifford and L. Lading, "Monostatic diffraction-limited lidars: the impact of optical refractive turbulence," Appl. Opt. 22, 1696-1701 (1983)

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