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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 16 — Aug. 9, 2004
  • pp: 3770–3777

Temporal averaging of turbulence-induced uncertainties on coherent power measurements

Aniceto Belmonte  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 16, pp. 3770-3777 (2004)

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The process of optical power measurement with a heterodyne lidar carry an inherent statistic uncertainty because of the presence of refractive turbulence. Although these uncertainties are usually reduced by taking average values of different measurements, our analysis shows that temporal correlation of the laser-beam fluctuations restricts the effectiveness of the signal averaging in practical systems such as a coherent DIAL.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(280.1910) Remote sensing and sensors : DIAL, differential absorption lidar

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Original Manuscript: July 12, 2004
Revised Manuscript: July 26, 2004
Published: August 9, 2004

Aniceto Belmonte, "Temporal averaging of turbulence-induced uncertainties on coherent power measurements," Opt. Express 12, 3770-3777 (2004)

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