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High-speed CW lidar retrieval using spectral lock-in algorithm
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Paper Abstract

A continuous-wave (CW) NIR carbon-dioxide monitoring system, incorporating Wavelength Modulation Spectroscopy (WMS), has been developed and was tested aboard the Spirit of Goodyear airship platform. The data shows sensitivities nearly identical to previous ground-based tests but with much higher information rates (100Hz). These tests were conducted over regions with varying ground albedo and included path lengths up to 1.5 km. The system utilized commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components including telecom laser diodes and amplifiers. Currently, the system is limited by Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier (EDFA) spectral bandwdith, but the ever-increasing average power of quantum cascade lasers coupled with the development of midwave fiber technology could make this CW-based architecture a viable solution for future airborne sensors in the MWIR region.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5154, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IV, (23 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.506947
Show Author Affiliations
Jeff Pruitt, ITT Industries, Inc. (United States)
Michael E. Dobbs, ITT Industries, Inc. (United States)
Matthew Gypson, ITT Industries, Inc. (United States)
Benjamin R. Neff, ITT Industries, Inc. (United States)
William E. Sharp, ITT Industries, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5154:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IV
Upendra N. Singh, Editor(s)

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