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Current 2- ?m dial measurements of atmospheric Co2 and expected results from space using new MCT APDS
Author(s): A. Dumas; F. Gibert; J. Rothman; D. Édouart; F. Le Mounier; C. Cénac

Paper Abstract

In the framework of CO2 monitoring in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer (ABL), a ground-based 2-μm Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) has been developed at the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD) in Palaiseau. In order to derive flux information, this system has been set up with coherent detection, which allows to combine CO2 density measurements with wind velocity measurements. On the other hand, new advances in the field of Mercury Cadmium Tellure (MCT) Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs) open the way for high-precision measurements in direct detection ultimately from space. In this study, we first report on state of the art measurements obtained with the current coherent DIAL system before presenting expected results for a similar laser transmitter equipped with MCT APDs. For this latter part, we use a numerical model which relies on APDs performance data provided by the Laboratoire d'Électronique et de Technologie de l'Information (LETI).

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10563, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014, 105630B (17 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2304179
Show Author Affiliations
A. Dumas, École Polytechnique (France)
F. Gibert, École Polytechnique (France)
J. Rothman, LETI, CEA (France)
D. Édouart, École Polytechnique (France)
F. Le Mounier, École Polytechnique (France)
C. Cénac, École Polytechnique (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10563:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014
Zoran Sodnik; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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