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Applied Optics


  • Vol. 30, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 1991
  • pp: 2643–2646

Enhancement of backscattered intensity for a bistatic lidar operating in atmospheric turbulence

J. Fred Holmes  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 30, Issue 18, pp. 2643-2646 (1991)

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The extended Huygens-Fresnel formulation is used to calculate the enhanced backscattered intensity as a function of the off-axis receiver distance for a bistatic lidar operating in atmospheric turbulence. The result is simple and compact and allows the regime where there is significant enhancement to be readily identified. In addition, the result depends only on the logamplitude covariance, which implies that the enhancement is due to incoherent turbulence perturbation effects.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 17, 1990
Published: June 20, 1991

J. Fred Holmes, "Enhancement of backscattered intensity for a bistatic lidar operating in atmospheric turbulence," Appl. Opt. 30, 2643-2646 (1991)

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