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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2011
  • pp: 4017–4023

Single-pulse measurement of wind velocities using an Er:Yb:glass coherent laser radar

Matthew C. Heintze, Nick W. H. Chang, Francois Jeanneret, Jesper Munch, David J. Ottaway, and Peter J. Veitch  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 21, pp. 4017-4023 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.004017


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Abstract

Many wind-field mapping applications require range-resolved atmospheric velocity measurements at long range and/or with a temporal resolution sufficient to investigate turbulence. We argue that this capability can be achieved only by coherent laser radar systems that transmit energetic ( > 1 mJ ) pulses. We describe such a system and describe single-pulse measurement of the range-resolved line-of-sight velocities, and show that the instrument-limited reproducibility of the measurements is 0.4 ms 1 .

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(280.1100) Remote sensing and sensors : Aerosol detection
(280.3340) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser Doppler velocimetry
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 17, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 26, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2011
Published: July 14, 2011

Citation
Matthew C. Heintze, Nick W. H. Chang, Francois Jeanneret, Jesper Munch, David J. Ottaway, and Peter J. Veitch, "Single-pulse measurement of wind velocities using an Er:Yb:glass coherent laser radar," Appl. Opt. 50, 4017-4023 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-21-4017

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