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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2001
  • pp: 392–398

Stable inversion method for a polarized-lidar: analysis and simulation

He Wei, Ryuji Koga, Kengo Iokibe, Osami Wada, and Yoshitaka Toyota  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 392-398 (2001)

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A new inversion inhomogeneous atmosphere (IA) method that is more stable than Fernald’s method for two-component (molecule and aerosol) scattering analysis of polarized Mie lidar signals is proposed and examined. The backscattering coefficient and the extinction-to-backscattering ratio (EBR) can be calculated for specified regions at which the depolarization ratio is less than that of molecule without further assumptions. The inversion procedure can be extended to both inward stepwise and outward stepwise integration algorithms. Simulation results indicate that a higher precision was achieved with the IA method than with Fernald’s method in terms of error and random noise in estimating boundary value and EBR. Experimental results were also better with the IA method than with Fernald’s method.

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OCIS Codes
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.1100) Remote sensing and sensors : Aerosol detection
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar

Original Manuscript: August 2, 1999
Revised Manuscript: June 1, 2000
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2000
Published: February 1, 2001

He Wei, Ryuji Koga, Kengo Iokibe, Osami Wada, and Yoshitaka Toyota, "Stable inversion method for a polarized-lidar: analysis and simulation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 392-398 (2001)

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