OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 19 — Sep. 10, 2012
  • pp: 20800–20807

Fluorescence from atmospheric aerosols observed with a multi-channel lidar spectrometer

Nobuo Sugimoto, Zhongwei Huang, Tomoaki Nishizawa, Ichiro Matsui, and Boyan Tatarov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 19, pp. 20800-20807 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.020800


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (4189 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A lidar for measuring fluorescence from atmospheric aerosols was constructed with a third harmonic Nd:YAG laser, a 1-m diameter telescope, and a 32-channel time-resolved photon-counting spectrometer system. Fluorescence spectrum and vertical distribution of fluorescent aerosols in the lower atmosphere were observed during the nighttime with excitation at 355 nm. Relatively strong broad fluorescence was observed from Asian dust and air-pollution aerosols transported from urban and industrial areas. Rough estimates of the fluorescence efficiency were given for these aerosols. The intensity of the total fluorescence over the spectral range from 420 to 510 nm was comparable to that of nitrogen vibrational Raman scattering. That indicates the possibility of making a compact Raman-Mie-fluorescence lidar for aerosol monitoring.

© 2012 OSA

OCIS Codes
(010.1110) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Aerosols
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 22, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 23, 2012
Published: August 27, 2012

Citation
Nobuo Sugimoto, Zhongwei Huang, Tomoaki Nishizawa, Ichiro Matsui, and Boyan Tatarov, "Fluorescence from atmospheric aerosols observed with a multi-channel lidar spectrometer," Opt. Express 20, 20800-20807 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-19-20800


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. T. Maki, S. Susuki, F. Kobayashi, M. Kakikawa, Y. Tobo, M. Yamada, T. Higashi, A. Matsuki, C. Hong, H. Hasegawa, and Y. Iwasaka, “Phylogenetic analysis of atmospheric halotolerant bacterial communities at high altitude in an Asian dust (KOSA) arrival region, Suzu City,” Sci. Total Environ.408(20), 4556–4562 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. F. Kobayashi, S. Morosawa, T. Maki, M. Kakikawa, M. Yamada, Y. Tobo, C.-S. Hon, S. Matsuki, and Y. Iwasaka, “Atmospheric bioaerosol, bacillus sp., at an altitude of 3,500 m over the Noto Peninsula: Direct sampling via aircraft,” Asian J. Atmos. Environ.5(3), 164–171 (2011). [CrossRef]
  3. S. C. Hill, R. G. Pinnick, S. Niles, Y.-L. Pan, S. Holler, R. K. Chang, J. Bottiger, B. T. Chen, C.-S. Orr, and G. Feather, “Real-time measurement of fluorescence spectra from single airborne biological particles,” Field Anal. Chem. Technol.3(4–5), 221–239 (1999). [CrossRef]
  4. V. Sivaprakasam, A. L. Huston, C. Scotto, and J. D. Eversole, “Multiple UV wavelength excitation and fluorescence of bioaerosols,” Opt. Express12(19), 4457–4466 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. A. Manninen, M. Putkiranta, J. Saarela, A. Rostedt, T. Sorvajärvi, J. Toivonen, M. Marjamäki, J. Keskinen, and R. Hernberg, “Fluorescence cross sections of bioaerosols and suspended biological agents,” Appl. Opt.48(22), 4320–4328 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. Y.-L. Pan, S. C. Hill, R. G. Pinnick, J. M. House, R. C. Flagan, and R. K. Chang, “Dual-excitation-wavelength fluorescence spectra and elastic scattering for differentiation of single airborne pollen and fungal particles,” Atmos. Environ.45(8), 1555–1563 (2011). [CrossRef]
  7. V. Sivaprakasam, H.-B. Lin, A. L. Huston, and J. D. Eversole, “Spectral characterization of biological aerosol particles using two-wavelength excited laser-induced fluorescence and elastic scattering measurements,” Opt. Express19(7), 6191–6208 (2011). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. C. Pöhlker, J. A. Huffman, and U. Poschl, “Autofluorescence of atmospheric bioaerosols - fluorescent biomolecules and potential interferences,” Atmos. Meas. Tech.5(1), 37–71 (2012). [CrossRef]
  9. S. Veerabuthiran and A. K. Razdan, “Parametric studies of fluorescence LIDAR for detection of biological warfare agents in the atmosphere,” J. Battlefield Tech.14, 5–12 (2011).
  10. F. Immler, D. Engelbart, and O. Schrems, “Fluorescence from atmospheric aerosol detected by a lidar indicates biogenic particles in the lowermost stratosphere,” Atmos. Chem. Phys.5(2), 345–355 (2005). [CrossRef]
  11. B. Tatarov, N. Sugimoto, I. Matsui, D.-H. Shin, and D. Müller, Multi-channel lidar spectrometer for atmospheric aerosol typing on the basis of chemical signature in Raman spectra, Proc. 25th Int. Laser Radar Conf. 47–50 (2010).
  12. B. Tatarov, D. Müller, D. H. Shin, S. K. Shin, I. Mattis, P. Seifert, Y. M. Noh, Y. J. Kim, and N. Sugimoto, “Lidar measurements of Raman scattering at ultraviolet wavelength from mineral dust over East Asia,” Opt. Express19(2), 1569–1581 (2011). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. A. Shimizu, N. Sugimoto, I. Matsui, K. Arao, I. Uno, T. Murayama, N. Kagawa, K. Aoki, A. Uchiyama, and A. Yamazaki, “Continuous observations of Asian dust and other aerosols by polarization lidar in China and Japan during ACE-Asia,” J. Geophys. Res.109(D19), D19S17 (2004). [CrossRef]
  14. N. Sugimoto, I. Matsui, A. Shimizu, T. Nishizawa, Y. Hara, C. Xie, I. Uno, K. Yumimoto, Z. Wang, and S.-C. Yoon, “Lidar Network Observations of Troposheric Aerosols,” Proc. SPIE7153, 71530A, 71530A-13 (2008). [CrossRef]
  15. A. Shimizu, N. Sugimoto, I. Matsui, I. Mori, M. Nishikawa, and M. Kido, “Relationship between lidar-derived dust extinction coefficients and mass concentrations in Japan,” in Scientific Online Letters on the Atmosphere 7A, 1–4 (2011), doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2151/sola.7A-001.
  16. H. Inaba, “Detection of atoms and molecules by Raman and resonance fluorescence,” in Laser Monitoring of the Atmosphere (Springer-Verlag, 1976).
  17. O. Dubovik, B. Holben, T. F. Eck, A. Smirnov, Y. J. Kaufman, M. D. King, D. Tanre, and I. Slutsker, “Variability of absorption and optical properties of key aerosol types observed in worldwide locations,” J. Atmos. Sci.59(3), 590–608 (2002). [CrossRef]
  18. D. Müller, U. Wandinger, D. Althausen, and M. Fiebig, “Comprehensive particle characterization from three-wavelength Raman-lidar observations: case study,” Appl. Opt.40(27), 4863–4869 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited