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Analysis of optical amplifiers applied to short-wavelength Doppler lidars using direct detection
Author(s): Christian Werner; Eamonn Murphy; Ronald L. Schwiesow
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Paper Abstract

The concept of a receiver technique for high spectral resolution lidars is presented. The optical amplifier placed in front of the detector acts like an active narrow-band interference filter. The wavelength is selected by the tuning element of the amplifier and, therefore, the application to a variety of lidars is possible. The application can be an incoherent Raman lidar as well as short wavelength Doppler lidars with direct detection. The advantages and disadvantages of optical amplifiers as preamplifiers are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1714, Lidar for Remote Sensing, (17 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138538
Show Author Affiliations
Christian Werner, DLR (Germany)
Eamonn Murphy, Univ. of Limerick (Germany)
Ronald L. Schwiesow, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1714:
Lidar for Remote Sensing

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