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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1987
  • pp: 3061–3065

Atmospheric remote sensing of water vapor, HCl and CH4 using a continuously tunable Co:MgF2 laser

Norman Menyuk and Dennis K. Killinger  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 26, Issue 15, pp. 3061-3065 (1987)

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A differential-absorption lidar system has been developed which uses a continuously tunable (1.5–2.3 μm) cobalt-doped magnesium fluoride laser as the radiation source. Preliminary atmospheric measurements of water vapor, HCl, and CH4 have been made with this system, including both path-averaged and ranged-resolved DIAL measurements at ranges up to 6 and 3 km, respectively.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 30, 1987
Published: August 1, 1987

Norman Menyuk and Dennis K. Killinger, "Atmospheric remote sensing of water vapor, HCl and CH4 using a continuously tunable Co:MgF2 laser," Appl. Opt. 26, 3061-3065 (1987)

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