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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1996
  • pp: 1093–1095

Daytime mesopause temperature measurements with a sodium-vapor dispersive Faraday filter in a lidar receiver

H. Chen, M. A. White, David A. Krueger, and C. Y. She  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 15, pp. 1093-1095 (1996)

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Using a dispersive Faraday bandpass filter, we have upgraded our Na temperature lidar to be capable of 24-h operation. Along with a transmitting telescope to reduce the laser beam divergence to 0.2 mrad, the initial use of this unique narrow-band filter in a lidar receiver allowed us to reduce the detected daytime sky background to a level previously encountered at night, making routine daytime temperature measurements in the mesopause region a reality. The implementation, characterization, and results of what we believe are the first daytime mesopause temperature measurements are reported.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 30, 1996
Published: August 1, 1996

H. Chen, M. A. White, David A. Krueger, and C. Y. She, "Daytime mesopause temperature measurements with a sodium-vapor dispersive Faraday filter in a lidar receiver," Opt. Lett. 21, 1093-1095 (1996)

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