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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1983
  • pp: 1387–1389

Resonant extinction of lidar returns from the alkali metal layers in the upper atmosphere

D. M. Simonich and B. R. Clemesha  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 1387-1389 (1983)

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Resonant extinction is shown to have a small but significant effect on lidar returns from upper atmospheric sodium. An equation to correct for it is developed, and the magnitude of the correction for broadband and monochromatic lasers is discussed.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 10, 1982
Published: May 1, 1983

D. M. Simonich and B. R. Clemesha, "Resonant extinction of lidar returns from the alkali metal layers in the upper atmosphere," Appl. Opt. 22, 1387-1389 (1983)

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