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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 17 — Aug. 21, 2006
  • pp: 7670–7677

A unified approach to the analysis of incoherent Doppler lidars

Antonio Lázaro and Aniceto Belmonte  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 17, pp. 7670-7677 (2006)

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This work describes the use of a generalized modal scattering matrix theory as a fast, efficient approach to the analysis of incoherent Doppler lidars. The new technique uses Bessel beams, a type of optical vortices, as the basic modal expansion characterizing optical signals. The tactic allows solving both multilayered reflections problems and spatial diffraction phenomena using scattering parameters associated with the transmitted and reflected spectrum of vortices. Here, we will show the capabilities of the technique by considering realistic incoherent Doppler systems based on Fabry-Perot etalons.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: May 19, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 2, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 3, 2006
Published: August 21, 2006

Antonio Lázaro and Aniceto Belmonte, "A unified approach to the analysis of incoherent Doppler lidars," Opt. Express 14, 7670-7677 (2006)

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