The integrated effect of atmospheric refractive turbulence on ground-based and airborne 1-, 2-, and 10-μm coherent lidars with different geometries is calculated as a function of height by using altitude profiles of Cn2.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 27, 1991
Published: August 20, 1992
Kin Pui Chan and Dennis K. Killinger, "Useful receiver telescope diameter of ground-based and airborne 1-, 2-, and 10-μm coherent lidars in the presence of atmospheric refractive turbulence," Appl. Opt. 31, 4915-4917 (1992)