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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1983
  • pp: 1382–1386

Random modulation cw lidar

N. Takeuchi, N. Sugimoto, H. Baba, and K. Sakurai  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 1382-1386 (1983)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.22.001382


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Abstract

A new lidar scheme using a pseudorandom code modulated cw laser as a transmitting laser source (RM-CW lidar) is proposed and a demonstration of its use for aerosol measurement is shown. A formula for estimating the SNR values in RM-CW lidar was derived, and it was demonstrated that the observed SNR value was in good agreement with the calculation.

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History
Original Manuscript: September 24, 1982
Published: May 1, 1983

Citation
N. Takeuchi, N. Sugimoto, H. Baba, and K. Sakurai, "Random modulation cw lidar," Appl. Opt. 22, 1382-1386 (1983)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-22-9-1382


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