A measurement of the signal noise was carried out with a shot-per-shot lidar. This system was operated in the UV spectral region for ozone profiling in the low troposphere. We report on important discrepancies between our results and the estimations based on the assumptions commonly supporting the numerical modeling of lidar experiments.
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(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(010.4950) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Ozone
(010.7030) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Troposphere
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar
Eric Durieux and Luca Fiorani, "Measurement of the Lidar Signal Fluctuation with a Shot-Per-Shot Instrument," Appl. Opt. 37, 7128-7131 (1998)