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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1984
  • pp: 2492–2497

Diffraction-limited lidars: the impact of refractive turbulence

L. Lading, S. Hanson, and A. Skov Jensen  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 15, pp. 2492-2497 (1984)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.23.002492


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Abstract

The impact of refractive turbulence on monostatic and bistatic lidars is investigated; a phase screen model is used. Experimental verifications are given. For monostatic lidars perturbing lens effects dominate, for bistatic lidars tilt effects dominate. Monostatic systems are the least sensitive to refractive turbulence.

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History
Original Manuscript: November 12, 1983
Published: August 1, 1984

Citation
L. Lading, S. Hanson, and A. Skov Jensen, "Diffraction-limited lidars: the impact of refractive turbulence," Appl. Opt. 23, 2492-2497 (1984)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-23-15-2492


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