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Compact "safe eyes" radiation level lidar for environmental media monitoring
Author(s): Serguei M. Pershin; V. M. Linkin; Aleksei V. Bukharin; V. N. Makarov; D. Patsaev; Ivan Prochazka; Karel Hamal; D. Dubinin; V. Kuznetsov
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Paper Abstract

A relatively simple eye-safe compact solid-state lidar for measuring the aerosol backscatter coefficient and cloud height has been developed and tested. The performance of the laser radar based on the semiconductor laser and Single Photon Avalanche Diode as a receiver are discussed. The lidar produces detailed the backscatter coefficient profiles within a hundred meters in daytime with a signal-to-noise ratio of 1:20. By using the direct relationship between backscattering, extinction, and liquid water content these measurements can be converted to the meteovisibility and aerosol mass loading in fog and clouds. Indoor and outdoor data are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 November 1993
PDF: 28 pages
Proc. SPIE 2107, CIS Selected Papers: Optical Monitoring of the Environment, (12 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.162169
Show Author Affiliations
Serguei M. Pershin, Space Research Institute (Russia)
V. M. Linkin, Space Research Institute (Russia)
Aleksei V. Bukharin, Space Research Institute (Russia)
V. N. Makarov, Space Research Institute (Russia)
D. Patsaev, Space Research Institute (Russia)
Ivan Prochazka, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Karel Hamal, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
D. Dubinin, Russian Open Univ. (Russia)
V. Kuznetsov, ALKOR (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2107:
CIS Selected Papers: Optical Monitoring of the Environment
Nicholay N. Belov; Edmund I. Akopov, Editor(s)

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