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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1301–1303

Remote daytime measurements of tropospheric temperature profiles with a rotational Raman lidar

J. Zeyn, W. Lahmann, and C. Weitkamp  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 16, pp. 1301-1303 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.001301


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Abstract

Tropospheric temperature profiles have been measured at daytime with a rotational Raman lidar. The lidar operates in the solar-blind spectral region with KrF laser radiation that is Raman shifted in hydrogen to 276.787 nm. This wavelength corresponds to the resonance absorption of a thallium atomic-vapor filter that is used to suppress the large elastic-backscatter signal. The rotational Raman signal is analyzed with an echelle grating spectrometer that separates spectral regions with different temperature sensitivities in both the Stokes and the anti-Stokes Raman spectra. Simultaneously, profiles of water vapor and ozone can be determined by means of vibrational Raman backscattering.

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History
Original Manuscript: February 29, 1996
Published: August 15, 1996

Citation
J. Zeyn, W. Lahmann, and C. Weitkamp, "Remote daytime measurements of tropospheric temperature profiles with a rotational Raman lidar," Opt. Lett. 21, 1301-1303 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-16-1301


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