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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 22, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1983
  • pp: 3747–3750

Laser prf considerations in differential absorption lidar applications

Robert C. Harney  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 23, pp. 3747-3750 (1983)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.22.003747


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Abstract

Laser pulse repetition frequency (prf) is a major factor in determining the performance of differential absorption lidar (DIAL) systems. The effects of laser prf on concentration measurement accuracy and maximum usable range are quantified. Heterodyne-detection (coherent) and direct-detection (noncoherent) as well as path-averaged and range-resolved DIAL systems are analyzed.

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History
Original Manuscript: March 28, 1983
Published: December 1, 1983

Citation
Robert C. Harney, "Laser prf considerations in differential absorption lidar applications," Appl. Opt. 22, 3747-3750 (1983)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-22-23-3747


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