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Coherent Infrared Lidar Mission and Technology Needs for Measurements of Transport and Concentration of Tropospheric Trace Species
Author(s): R. V. Hess; P. Brockman; C. H. Bair; L. D. Staton; C. D. Lytle; L. M. Laughman; M. L. Kaplan
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Paper Abstract

The science justification and the feasibility of aircraft based CO2 Doppler Lidar measurements of transport between the free troposphere and the stratosphere or the planetary boundary layer are discussed for a wide range of seasonal and geographic conditions. Ground based coherent CO2 Lidar aerosol scattering experiments using a stable ring resonator ~ 50 mJ/pulse CO2 laser with external injection locking are reported. Comparative studies of injection locked CO2 laser unstable resonators and Master Oscillator Power Amplifiers are reported for future CO2 Lidar missions with respect to requirements of pulse energy, duration/shape, frequency chirp, efficiency for heterodyne detection, and combined Doppler Lidar and DIAL missions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 1983
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 0415, Coherent Infrared Radar Systems and Applications II, (13 December 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935896
Show Author Affiliations
R. V. Hess, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)
P. Brockman, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)
C. H. Bair, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)
L. D. Staton, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)
C. D. Lytle, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)
L. M. Laughman, CLS Laser Systems, Inc. (United States)
M. L. Kaplan, Systems and Applied Sciences Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0415:
Coherent Infrared Radar Systems and Applications II
Robert C. Harney, Editor(s)

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