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Tunable ultraviolet lidar
Author(s): Michael Scott DeSha; Thomas M. Dolash; Brad B. Ross
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Paper Abstract

Here we describe the development of a tunable ultraviolet LIDAR we use as an exploratory tool for fluorescence data acquisition and performance modeling of standoff bio- sensors. The system was developed around a Continuum model ND 6000 dye laser. The laser has a pulse repetition frequency of 10 Hertz and is tunable from 276 to 292 nanometers with a peak fluence of 75 milliJoules per pulse. The receiver consists of a 16-inch Dall-Kirkham telescope optically coupled, in free space mode, to two photomultipliers. The photomultipliers detect direct laser scatter and the resulting fluorescence. We will also describe the results of field trials conducted at Battelle's West Jefferson facility and chamber trials conducted at Aberdeen Proving Grounds.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4036, Chemical and Biological Sensing, (28 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.394069
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Scott DeSha, U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (United States)
Thomas M. Dolash, Battelle (United States)
Brad B. Ross, Battelle (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4036:
Chemical and Biological Sensing
Patrick J. Gardner, Editor(s)

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