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Holographic Raman/Rayleigh lidar for all-atmosphere thermal profiles
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Paper Abstract

We present a holographic lidar system, designed to give complete temperature profiles of the atmosphere. The lidar uses rotational Raman scattering (RRS) from 0-30km and Rayleigh scattering (RS) from 30-100km. The main feature of our lidar is a holographic optical element (HOE) which allows individual lines in the nitrogen rotational RRS to be extracted with high efficiency, along with the Rayleigh return. Due to the effectiveness of the holographic filters we have constructed, our lidar can achieve levels of performance far above existing systems using narrowband filters. The system requires no calibration to radiosondes and has nominal susceptibility to environmental fluctuations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4377, Laser Radar Technology and Applications VI, (19 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.440107
Show Author Affiliations
Anthony N. Dills, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
Geoff P. Andersen, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
Randall J. Knize, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4377:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications VI
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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