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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 1990
  • pp: 4120–4132

Receiving efficiency of monostatic pulsed coherent lidars. 2: Applications

Yanzeng Zhao, Madison J. Post, and R. Michael Hardesty  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 28, pp. 4120-4132 (1990)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.29.004120


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Abstract

Using the theory developed in Part 1, the receiving efficiency as a function of range, η(z), is calculated under different conditions for the NOAA/ERL/Wave Propagation Laboratory CO2 Doppler lidar. Theoretical analyses, numerical calculations, and experimental measurements are carried out to quantify the sensitivity of η(z) to transmitted laser beam quality, telescope focal setting, telescope power, scanner astigmatism, LO beam divergence, and system misalignment. These results bring insight to the design of practical coherent lidar systems.

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Original Manuscript: May 12, 1989
Published: October 1, 1990

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Yanzeng Zhao, Madison J. Post, and R. Michael Hardesty, "Receiving efficiency of monostatic pulsed coherent lidars. 2: Applications," Appl. Opt. 29, 4120-4132 (1990)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-29-28-4120


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References

  1. Y. Zhao, M. J. Post, R. M. Hardesty, “Receiving Efficiency of Monostatic Pulsed Coherent Lidars. 1: Theory,” Appl. Opt. 00, 000–000 (1990).
  2. M. J. Post, “Atmospheric Infrared Backscattering Profiles: Interpretation of Statistical and Temporal Properties,” NOAA Technical Memorandum ERL WPL-122 (1985).
  3. T. R. Lawrence, R. M. Hardesty, M. J. Post, R. A. Richter, R. M. Huffaker, F. F. Hall, “Performance characteristics of the NOAA Pulsed Doppler Lidar and Its Application to Atmospheric Measurements,” in Proceedings, Fifth Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation, (Toronto, Canada, (April 11–15, 1983) p. 481.
  4. F. F. Hall, R. E. Cupp, R. M. Hardesty, T. R. Lawrence, M. J. Post, R. A. Richter, B. F. Weber, “Six Years of Pulsed-Doppler Lidar Field Experiments at NOAA/WPL,” in Proceedings, Sixth Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation, New Orleans, (January 12–16, 1987) p. 11.
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