A new method is presented to determine the geometrical form factor in Raman lidar. Mie and Raman backscattering signals are acquired by L625 Raman lidar; then the aerosol backscattering ratio and atmospheric molecular density are derived. By normalizing the molecular density of Raman lidar with radiosonde measurements, the geometrical form factors of lidar are obtained. Experimental results indicate this method is feasible.
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Shunxing Hu, Xiaobin Wang, Yonghua Wu, Chen Li, and Huanling Hu, "Geometrical form factor determination with Raman backscattering signals," Opt. Lett. 30, 1879-1881 (2005)