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  • 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)

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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.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

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

Robert C. Harney, "Laser prf considerations in differential absorption lidar applications," Appl. Opt. 22, 3747-3750 (1983)

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