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Development of a pseudorandom noise modulation, continuous-wave (PRN-cw) total backscatter lidar
Author(s): Valentin Mitev; Renaud Matthey; Daniel Reusser
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Paper Abstract

We present a pseudo-random-noise modulation, continuous-wave (PRN-cw) total backscatter lidar based on AlGaAs diode laser. The amplitude PRN modulation is introduced by AOM on the cw laser radiation. The detection makes use of a cooled PMT in photon-counting mode. The PRN waveform generator, the data acquisition system and the data processing are steered by the same PC computer. The connections from the laser to the beam-expander and from the telescope to PMT housing are made with optical fibers. Lidar signals of topographic targets, clouds, and the atmospheric return are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2505, Lidar and Atmospheric Sensing, (15 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.219634
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Valentin Mitev, Observatory of Neuchatel (Switzerland)
Renaud Matthey, Observatory of Neuchatel (Switzerland)
Daniel Reusser, Observatory of Neuchatel (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2505:
Lidar and Atmospheric Sensing
Richard J. Becherer, Editor(s)

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