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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Mar. 25, 2013
  • pp: 7411–7418

Chemical detection with hyperspectral lidar using dual frequency combs

Sylvain Boudreau, Simon Levasseur, Carlos Perilla, Simon Roy, and Jérôme Genest  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 7411-7418 (2013)

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High-resolution spectral lidar measurements using dual frequency combs as a source is presented. The technique enables the range-resolved measurement of fine spectral features, such as gas absorption lines, provided that a suitable scatterer is present in the scene. Measurements of HCN absorption lines at 20 meters are presented, with a water droplet cloud and a diffusely reflective surface as scatterers.

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OCIS Codes
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(300.6300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms
(300.6310) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, heterodyne
(300.6320) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, high-resolution

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Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: November 27, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 5, 2013
Published: March 18, 2013

Sylvain Boudreau, Simon Levasseur, Carlos Perilla, Simon Roy, and Jérôme Genest, "Chemical detection with hyperspectral lidar using dual frequency combs," Opt. Express 21, 7411-7418 (2013)

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