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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2000
  • pp: 4237–4246

Effects of refractive turbulence on ground-based verification of coherent Doppler lidar performance

Rod Frehlich  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 24, pp. 4237-4246 (2000)

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The effects of refractive turbulence on ground-based verification of the far-field performance of coherent Doppler lidar are determined with numerical simulation and compared with the first-order terms of a theoretical expansion. The collimated small-beam far-field test has better performance than the focused-beam test. For typical ground-based conditions, higher-order terms of the theoretical expansion are required for convergence.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2000
Revised Manuscript: May 5, 2000
Published: August 20, 2000

Rod Frehlich, "Effects of refractive turbulence on ground-based verification of coherent Doppler lidar performance," Appl. Opt. 39, 4237-4246 (2000)

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