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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 1999
  • pp: 5212–5217

Effect of the differential geometric form factor on differential absorption lidar measurements with topographical targets

Carlo Bellecci and Francesco De Donato  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 24, pp. 5212-5217 (1999)

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When the integrated differential absorption lidar (DIAL) technique is used to perform concentration measurements over long distances, the alignment between on and off laser beams becomes important. Here, through analysis of alignment error and of the corresponding differential geometric form factor, the effect of misalignment between off and on lines on performance of integrated concentration measurements by a coaxial DIAL system is considered.

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OCIS Codes
(220.1140) Optical design and fabrication : Alignment
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.1120) Remote sensing and sensors : Air pollution monitoring
(280.1910) Remote sensing and sensors : DIAL, differential absorption lidar

Original Manuscript: November 9, 1998
Revised Manuscript: April 13, 1999
Published: August 20, 1999

Carlo Bellecci and Francesco De Donato, "Effect of the differential geometric form factor on differential absorption lidar measurements with topographical targets," Appl. Opt. 38, 5212-5217 (1999)

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