NOAA’s fieldable injection-seeded, pulsed, coherent CO2 lidar was developed over a 5-yr period. Its performance and reliability are characterized. Techniques for calibration, alignment, collimation, and for improving detector performance and frequency stability are presented.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 27, 1989
Published: October 1, 1990
Madison J. Post and Richard E. Cupp, "Optimizing a pulsed Doppler lidar," Appl. Opt. 29, 4145-4158 (1990)