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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2000
  • pp: 518–520

Experimental validation of the differential image motion lidar concept

M. S. Belen'kii, D. W. Roberts, J. M. Stewart, G. G. Gimmestad, and W. R. Dagle  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 8, pp. 518-520 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.000518


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Abstract

We have experimentally validated the concept of a differential image motion (DIM) lidar for measuring vertical profiles of the refractive-index structure characteristic <i>C</i><sub><i>n</i></sub><sup>2</sup> by building a hard-target analog of the DIM lidar and testing it against a conventional scintillometer on a 300-m horizontal path throughout a range of turbulent conditions. The test results supported the concept and confirmed that structure characteristic <i>C</i><sub><i>n</i></sub><sup>2</sup> can be accurately measured with this method.

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OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.5710) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Refraction

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M. S. Belen'kii, D. W. Roberts, J. M. Stewart, G. G. Gimmestad, and W. R. Dagle, "Experimental validation of the differential image motion lidar concept," Opt. Lett. 25, 518-520 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-8-518


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