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.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 24, 1982
Published: May 1, 1983
N. Takeuchi, N. Sugimoto, H. Baba, and K. Sakurai, "Random modulation cw lidar," Appl. Opt. 22, 1382-1386 (1983)