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Lidar tuning with a Na lamp
Author(s): Ralph F. Wuerker; A. Y. Wong; Martin D. Simon; Tetsuo Fukuchi
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Paper Abstract

A Na mesospheric density lidar or ‘‘guide star’’ illuminator can be tuned by visually observing the pattern of laser-induced fluorescence inside a Na illumination lamp soon after it has been turned off. Optimum tuning occurs when the fluorescence is trapped inside the lamp and appears to fill the bulb as a whole.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 36(1) doi: 10.1117/1.601596
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 36, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Ralph F. Wuerker, UCLA/Plasma Physics Lab. (United States)
A. Y. Wong, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Martin D. Simon, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Tetsuo Fukuchi, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (Japan)

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