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Multiwavelength lidar for determination of the atmospheric aerosol size distribution
Author(s): Krzysztof Ernst; Stanislaw Chudzynski; G. Karasinski; A. Pietruczuk; Tadeusz Stacewicz
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Paper Abstract

A prototype of multiwavelength lidar system for investigation of atmospheric aerosol particles distribution is presented. This technique consists on relation between of the cross section for the light scattering and the particle size as well as the scattered radiation wavelength. Our lidar working simultaneously on several wavelengths is based on the system with a Ti:Sa laser, generating the light pulses at λ=850 and λ=750 nm, which are also frequency doubled and tripled. Additionally a Nd:YAG laser, working on the fundamental and on its second harmonics (λ=1064 and λ=532 nm), is also used. Special algorithms for retrieving the aerosol particles size distribution from the lidar signals were elaborated. The system was applied during a field campaign in Karkonosze Mountains.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5229, Laser Technology VII: Applications of Lasers, (6 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.520590
Show Author Affiliations
Krzysztof Ernst, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
Stanislaw Chudzynski, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
G. Karasinski, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
A. Pietruczuk, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
Tadeusz Stacewicz, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5229:
Laser Technology VII: Applications of Lasers
Wieslaw L. Wolinski; Zdzislaw Jankiewicz; Ryszard Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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