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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 23 — Nov. 14, 2005
  • pp: 9598–9604

Coherent return turbulent fluctuations in ground lidar systems profiling along slant paths

Aniceto Belmonte  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 23, pp. 9598-9604 (2005)

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The simulation of beam propagation is used to study the process of optical power measurement with a heterodyne lidar in the presence of atmospheric turbulence. The inherent statistic uncertainty of coherent return fluctuations have been estimated for ground lidar systems profiling the atmosphere along slant paths with large elevation angles. Our approach makes possible to consider realistic, non-uniform atmospheric conditions for any practical instrument configuration.

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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
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(280.1910) Remote sensing and sensors : DIAL, differential absorption lidar

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Original Manuscript: July 1, 2005
Revised Manuscript: June 30, 2005
Published: November 14, 2005

Aniceto Belmonte, "Coherent return turbulent fluctuations in ground lidar systems profiling along slant paths," Opt. Express 13, 9598-9604 (2005)

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