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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 130–133

Fluorescence lidar for remote monitoring of plant

Kaifa Cao, Bo Zhao, Xin Fang, Shaolin Wang, Min Wang, and Shunxing Hu  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pp. 130-133 (2010)

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The laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) characteristic of plant is directly linked to the photosynthesis. The LIF lidar for remote monitoring of plant has been suggested as one of the useful tools to identify plant species and determine its physiological status for a long time. So recently a LIF lidar for remote sensing of plant in Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics is developed. It transmits laser beam at wavelength of 354.7 and 532 nm, and receives elastic echo and fluorescence echo at wavelength of 680 and 740 nm. Numerical simulations are carried out to determine achievable lidar performance including operation range. Validity of fluorescence signal is certified and then some results are presented. Comparison of the fluorescence characteristic among birch, conifer, and algae show that the uorescence lidar is one of the potential tools to differentiate plant species.

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OCIS Codes
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced

Kaifa Cao, Bo Zhao, Xin Fang, Shaolin Wang, Min Wang, and Shunxing Hu, "Fluorescence lidar for remote monitoring of plant," Chin. Opt. Lett. 8, 130-133 (2010)

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