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Insect monitoring with fluorescence lidar techniques: field experiments

Zuguang Guan, Mikkel Brydegaard, Patrik Lundin, Maren Wellenreuther, Anna Runemark, Erik I. Svensson, and Sune Svanberg  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 27, pp. 5133-5142 (2010)

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Results from field experiments using a fluorescence lidar system to monitor movements of insects are reported. Measurements over a river surface were made at distances between 100 and 300 m , detecting, in particular, damselflies entering the 355 nm pulsed laser beam. The lidar system recorded the depolarized elastic backscattering and two broad bands of laser-induced fluorescence, with the separation wavelength at 500 nm . Captured species, dusted with characteristic fluorescent dye powders, could be followed spatially and temporally after release. Implications for ecological research are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing and Sensors

Original Manuscript: June 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2010
Published: September 16, 2010

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Vol. 5, Iss. 14 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
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Zuguang Guan, Mikkel Brydegaard, Patrik Lundin, Maren Wellenreuther, Anna Runemark, Erik I. Svensson, and Sune Svanberg, "Insect monitoring with fluorescence lidar techniques: field experiments," Appl. Opt. 49, 5133-5142 (2010)

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