An error analysis of DIAL (differential absorption lidar) measurements of stratospheric ozone from the Space Shuttle is discussed. A transmitter system consisting of a KrF excimer laser pumping gas cells of H2 or D2 producing output wavelengths in the near UV is shown to be useful for the measurement of ozone in a 15–50-km altitude range.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 3, 1986
Published: November 1, 1986
Osamu Uchino, M. Patrick McCormick, Thomas J. Swissler, and Leonard R. McMaster, "Error analysis of DIAL measurements of ozone by a Shuttle excimer lidar," Appl. Opt. 25, 3946-3951 (1986)