An analytical approach for a calculation of the parameters of autodyne lidar is presented. Approximate expressions connecting the absorption coefficient and the distance to the remote target with both the lidar parameters and the measured quantities are obtained. These expressions allow one to retrieve easily the information about the atmosphere from the experimental data.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 9, 2002
Revised Manuscript: August 19, 2002
Published: November 20, 2002
Gennady A. Koganov, Reuben Shuker, and Evgueni P. Gordov, "Analytical estimation of the parameters of autodyne lidar," Appl. Opt. 41, 7087-7091 (2002)