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Optimization of polarization lidar structure
Author(s): Alexander I. Abramochkin; Bruno Valentinov Kaul; Alexander A. Tikhomirov
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Paper Abstract

The problems of the polarization lidar transceiver optimization are considered. The basic features and the optimization criteria of lidar polarization units are presented and the comparative analysis of polarization units is fulfilled. We have analyzed optical arrangements of the transmitter to form the desired polarization state of sounding radiation. We have also considered various types of lidar receiving systems: (1) one-channel, providing measurement of Stocks parameters at a successive change of position of polarization analyzers in the lidar receiver, and (2) multichannel, where each channel has a lens, an analyzer, and a photodetector. In the latter case measurements of Stocks parameters are carried out simultaneously. The optimization criteria of the polarization lidar considering the atmospheric state are determined with the purpose to decrease the number of polarization devices needed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3983, Sixth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics, (19 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.370522
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander I. Abramochkin, Institute of Optical Monitoring (Russia)
Bruno Valentinov Kaul, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Alexander A. Tikhomirov, Institute of Optical Monitoring (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3983:
Sixth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics
Gennadii G. Matvienko; Vladimir P. Lukin, Editor(s)

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