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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2014
  • pp: 3164–3175

Dimensionless parameterization of lidar for laser remote sensing of the atmosphere and its application to systems with SiPM and PMT detectors

Ravil Agishev, Adolfo Comerón, Alejandro Rodriguez, and Michaël Sicard  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 15, pp. 3164-3175 (2014)

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In this paper, we show a renewed approach to the generalized methodology for atmospheric lidar assessment, which uses the dimensionless parameterization as a core component. It is based on a series of our previous works where the problem of universal parameterization over many lidar technologies were described and analyzed from different points of view. The modernized dimensionless parameterization concept applied to relatively new silicon photomultiplier detectors (SiPMs) and traditional photomultiplier (PMT) detectors for remote-sensing instruments allowed predicting the lidar receiver performance with sky background available. The renewed approach can be widely used to evaluate a broad range of lidar system capabilities for a variety of lidar remote-sensing applications as well as to serve as a basis for selection of appropriate lidar system parameters for a specific application. Such a modernized methodology provides a generalized, uniform, and objective approach for evaluation of a broad range of lidar types and systems (aerosol, Raman, DIAL) operating on different targets (backscatter or topographic) and under intense sky background conditions. It can be used within the lidar community to compare different lidar instruments.

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OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(040.0040) Detectors : Detectors
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: January 10, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 31, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 1, 2014
Published: May 12, 2014

Ravil Agishev, Adolfo Comerón, Alejandro Rodriguez, and Michaël Sicard, "Dimensionless parameterization of lidar for laser remote sensing of the atmosphere and its application to systems with SiPM and PMT detectors," Appl. Opt. 53, 3164-3175 (2014)

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