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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2000
  • pp: 686–688

Water-vapor mixing-ratio measurements in the solar-blind region

F. de Tomasi, G. Torsello, and M. R. Perrone  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 10, pp. 686-688 (2000)

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It is shown that, under clear sky conditions, water-vapor mixing-ratio measurements by solar-blind Raman lidars can be improved if the differential transmissivity is calculated by use of a single Raman signal instead of the usual Raman differential absorption lidar method, which allows one to exploit the large absorption cross section of ozone in this spectral region. We present a discussion of statistical and systematic errors in both methods and show the results of a numerical simulation.

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(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(010.7340) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Water

F. de Tomasi, G. Torsello, and M. R. Perrone, "Water-vapor mixing-ratio measurements in the solar-blind region," Opt. Lett. 25, 686-688 (2000)

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