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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Jun. 17, 2013
  • pp: 14583–14590

Improved calibration method for depolarization lidar measurement

Bo Liu and Zhien Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 14583-14590 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.014583


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Abstract

An improved calibration method for lidar depolarization measurement is described. With this method the system constants including the electronic gain ratio of the parallel and perpendicular channels, the optical reflectance and transmission parameters of the polarizing beam splitter, and the linear polarization ratio of the emitting laser beam can be determined conveniently by using lidar measurements with a half-wave plate oriented at selected angles.

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OCIS Codes
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(280.1310) Remote sensing and sensors : Atmospheric scattering
(290.1090) Scattering : Aerosol and cloud effects
(010.1615) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Clouds

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing

History
Original Manuscript: April 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 3, 2013
Published: June 11, 2013

Citation
Bo Liu and Zhien Wang, "Improved calibration method for depolarization lidar measurement," Opt. Express 21, 14583-14590 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-12-14583


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