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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 17 — Aug. 21, 2006
  • pp: 7699–7708

Measurement uncertainty analysis in incoherent Doppler lidars by a new scattering approach

Aniceto Belmonte and Antonio Läzaro  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 17, pp. 7699-7708 (2006)

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We need to examine the uncertainty added to the Doppler measurement process of atmospheric wind speeds of a practical incoherent detection lidar. For this application, the multibeam Fizeau wedge has the advantage over the Fabry-Perot interferometer of defining linear fringe patterns. Unfortunately, the convenience of using the transfer function for angular spectrum transmission has not been available because the non-parallel mirror geometry of Fizeau wedges. In this paper, we extent the spatial-frequency arguments used in Fabry-Perot etalons to the Fizeau geometry by using a generalized scattering matrix method based on the propagation of optical vortices. Our technique opens the door to consider complex, realistic configurations for any Fizeau-based instrument.

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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 9, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 12, 2006
Published: August 21, 2006

Aniceto Belmonte and Antonio Lázaro, "Measurement uncertainty analysis in incoherent Doppler lidars by a new scattering approach," Opt. Express 14, 7699-7708 (2006)

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