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Backscattered signal modulation and emitting module design for a cloud lidar
Author(s): Xiaowen Shu; Zhenyi Chen; Xu Lian; Hui Jin; Xiaofu Zhang
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Paper Abstract

The cloud lidar, with the character of high precision and good stability, is an effective way to detect the cloud height. Pulse diode laser (PLD), as an essential part of the lidar system, needs the triggering pulse. In this paper, the emitting part of the lidar is studied,including the simulation of the backscatter SNR, the choose of the PLD and the design of trigging circuit to drive the 905nm PLD with the consideration of the optical system. A circuit for trigging the laser pulse with adjustable power and pulse width is contrived. Then the software Systemview is used to emulate the design and finally the making of PCB is finished. The results show whatever the parameters of the pulse, namely trigging pulse width, the rising edge, dithering , all these can be qualified to be in use in the practice and enjoys the merits of the low cost and convenience. The emitting module operates well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9142, Selected Papers from Conferences of the Photoelectronic Technology Committee of the Chinese Society of Astronautics: Optical Imaging, Remote Sensing, and Laser-Matter Interaction 2013, 91422F (21 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057303
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Xiaowen Shu, Bureau of Army Aviation (China)
Zhenyi Chen, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Xu Lian, Bureau of Army Aviation (China)
Hui Jin, Bureau of Army Aviation (China)
Xiaofu Zhang, Beihang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9142:
Selected Papers from Conferences of the Photoelectronic Technology Committee of the Chinese Society of Astronautics: Optical Imaging, Remote Sensing, and Laser-Matter Interaction 2013
Jorge Ojeda-Castaneda; Shensheng Han; Ping Jia; Jiancheng Fang; Dianyuan Fan; Liejia Qian; Yuqiu Gu; Xueqing Yan, Editor(s)

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