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Ultraviolet scanning Raman lidar with fast telescope for measurements of water vapor and aerosols in lower atmosphere
Author(s): F. Gao; S. Stanic; T.-Y. He; D.-X. Hua
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Paper Abstract

This work reports on the design, construction and commissioning of a ultraviolet scanning Raman lidar system, which is deployed at the Otlica observatory in Slovenia. The system uses a fast parabolic mirror as a receiver and a frequency-tripled Q-Switched Nd:YAG pulsed laser as a transmitter, both are mounted on a common frame with steerable elevation angle. Custom optics using a low f-number aspheric lens were designed to focus the light into a UV-enhanced optical ber, used to transfer the lidar return signal from the telescope to the polychromator. Vibrational Raman spectra of N2 and H2O were separated using narrow-band interference lters combined with dichroic beam splitters. System functionality and performance was assessed in a series of preliminary experiments and by the comparison of the retrieved results to radiosonde data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8379, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XVII, 837916 (14 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918346
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F. Gao, Univ. of Nova Gorica (Slovenia)
Xi'an Univ. of Technology (China)
S. Stanic, Univ. of Nova Gorica (Slovenia)
T.-Y. He, Univ. of Nova Gorica (Slovenia)
D.-X. Hua, Xi'an Univ. of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8379:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XVII
Monte D. Turner; Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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