We describe an autodyne lidar with multiple external mirrors by using an analytical approach presented previously [ Appl. Opt. 41, 7087 ( 2002)]. The use of multiple target mirrors allows one to detect and locate the concentration of species between any pair of neighboring mirrors.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 19, 2004
Revised Manuscript: November 28, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: December 2, 2004
Published: May 20, 2005
Gennady A. Koganov, Reuben Shuker, and Evgueni P. Gordov, "Multimirror autodyne lidar for local detection of hostile gases," Appl. Opt. 44, 3105-3109 (2005)