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Design of a high pulse repetition rate CO2 Doppler lidar for atmospheric monitoring
Author(s): Guy N. Pearson; Barry J. Rye; R. Michael Hardesty
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Paper Abstract

System considerations and the design of infrared coherent lidars utilizing tropospheric backscatter are discussed. Requirements regarding power measurement, Doppler measurement, antenna and laser energy considerations are addressed. A design for an improved CO2 laser source is proposed that meets these requirements and is compact and capable of unattended operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1222, Laser Radar V, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18380
Show Author Affiliations
Guy N. Pearson, Univ. of Colorado/NOAA (United States)
Barry J. Rye, Univ. of Colorado/NOAA (United States)
R. Michael Hardesty, NOAA Wave Propagation Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1222:
Laser Radar V
Richard J. Becherer, Editor(s)

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