The dependence of lidar return signals on the aperture size of the field stop is examined. Observational results are presented for both Newtonian and Cassegrainian telescopes. Analytic expressions are derived for the lidar geometric form factors, in satisfactory agreement with the experiments.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 21, 1997
Revised Manuscript: January 14, 1998
Published: May 20, 1998
Hiroaki Kuze, Hideki Kinjo, Yasushi Sakurada, and Nobuo Takeuchi, "Field-of-view dependence of lidar signals by use of Newtonian and Cassegrainian telescopes," Appl. Opt. 37, 3128-3132 (1998)