OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 26, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1987
  • pp: 2598–2603

Pulse averaging methods for a laser remote monitoring system using atmospheric backscatter

Martin J. T. Milton and Peter T. Woods  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 26, Issue 13, pp. 2598-2603 (1987)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.26.002598


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (821 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Three methods for averaging differential absorption lidar (DIAL) measurements are discussed. They are compared using experimental data acquired with a dual-laser direct-detection DIAL system operating in the near UV using atmospheric backscatter. The data set was acquired with the two lasers tuned to the same wavelength to eliminate any spectral variations and fluctuations of differential absorbers from the measurement. The results are compared by evaluating both the standard deviations and the means of the integrated columns. The results suggest that shot noise on the backscattered signals dominates the measurement statistics and considerably reduces the necessity for short interpulse delay times.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: January 21, 1987
Published: July 1, 1987

Citation
Martin J. T. Milton and Peter T. Woods, "Pulse averaging methods for a laser remote monitoring system using atmospheric backscatter," Appl. Opt. 26, 2598-2603 (1987)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-26-13-2598

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you wish to use one of your free member downloads to view the figures, click "Enhanced HTML" above and access the figures from the article itself or from the navigation tab.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited