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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1985
  • pp: 617–626

Large scale laser radar for measuring aerosol distribution over a wide area

Hiroshi Shimizu, Yasuhiro Sasano, Hideaki Nakane, Nobuo Sugimoto, Ichiro Matsui, and Nobuo Takeuchi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 24, Issue 5, pp. 617-626 (1985)

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A large scale laser radar was constructed to measure aerosol distribution over a wide area. It is composed of a high-power YAG laser with an average output energy of 30 W (at 1.064 μm) and 10 W (at 532 nm) a 25-pps repetition rate, and a large (effective diameter 1.5 m) receiving telescope. Three problems which degrade the accuracy of the measurement are noted, and a discussion of how to improve the accuracy of the system is included. Noise analysis shows that this system works within theoretical limits.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 29, 1984
Published: March 1, 1985

Hiroshi Shimizu, Yasuhiro Sasano, Hideaki Nakane, Nobuo Sugimoto, Ichiro Matsui, and Nobuo Takeuchi, "Large scale laser radar for measuring aerosol distribution over a wide area," Appl. Opt. 24, 617-626 (1985)

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