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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 20 — Oct. 6, 2003
  • pp: 2525–2531

Angular misalignment contribution to practical heterodyne lidars in the turbulent atmosphere

Aniceto Belmonte  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 20, pp. 2525-2531 (2003)

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The simulation of beam propagation is used to examine the sensitivity to misalignments of a practical heterodyne lidar because of the presence of refractive turbulence. At shorter wavelengths, and under general atmospheric conditions, the performance of a realistic instrument is never well described by either of the ideal monostatic and bistatic arrangements when misalignment is taken into consideration.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar

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Original Manuscript: August 14, 2003
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2003
Published: October 6, 2003

Aniceto Belmonte, "Angular misalignment contribution to practical heterodyne lidars in the turbulent atmosphere," Opt. Express 11, 2525-2531 (2003)

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