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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 2004
  • pp: 6487–6491

Development of a differential-absorption lidar system for measurement of atmospheric atomic mercury by use of the third harmonic of an LDS-dye laser

Takuya Nayuki, Kohji Marumoto, Takashi Fujii, Tetsuo Fukuchi, Koshichi Nemoto, Akira Shirakawa, and Ken-ichi Ueda  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 35, pp. 6487-6491 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.006487


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Abstract

A differential-absorption lidar system that uses a long-life transmitter for monitoring of atomic-mercury concentrations in the atmosphere has been developed. The third harmonic of a tunable dye laser with LDS 765 dye pumped by the second harmonic of a Nd:YAG laser was used as the emitted beam from the transmitter. By use of this system, atmospheric concentrations of atomic mercury of less than 0.4 part in 1012 were measured. The time trend of the measured concentration agreed with that obtained by a conventional gold amalgamation method combined with atomic absorption spectroscopy on the ground.

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OCIS Codes
(010.7030) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Troposphere
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(280.1120) Remote sensing and sensors : Air pollution monitoring
(280.1910) Remote sensing and sensors : DIAL, differential absorption lidar

History
Original Manuscript: April 6, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2004
Published: December 10, 2004

Citation
Takuya Nayuki, Kohji Marumoto, Takashi Fujii, Tetsuo Fukuchi, Koshichi Nemoto, Akira Shirakawa, and Ken-ichi Ueda, "Development of a differential-absorption lidar system for measurement of atmospheric atomic mercury by use of the third harmonic of an LDS-dye laser," Appl. Opt. 43, 6487-6491 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-35-6487


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