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Measurement of wind velocity spread: signal-to-noise ratio for heterodyne detection of laser backscatter from aerosol
Author(s): David L. Fried; Roque K. Szeto
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Paper Abstract

To determine the local variability of the turbulence induced spread in wind velocity in a small and inaccessible region, an analysis of the expected performance of a CW, heterodyne detection, 10 microns wavelength laser radar is conducted. At this wavelength practically all of the backscatter signal power is due to scattering from aerosol particles. As these particles move with the wind velocity the Doppler shift they impart to the backscattered laser radiation will be indicative of the wind velocity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1416, Laser Radar VI, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43722
Show Author Affiliations
David L. Fried, Optical Sciences Co. (United States)
Roque K. Szeto, Optical Sciences Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1416:
Laser Radar VI
Richard J. Becherer, Editor(s)

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