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Mie-Raman lidar for fine-detection of atmospheric aerosol profiles
Author(s): Fei Gao; Jiandong Mao; Yi Zhou; Jun Liu; Dengxin Hua
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Paper Abstract

The Raman lidar technique has the capability of accurately profiling the extinction coefficient of aerosol. A Mie-Raman lidar was developed for measuring the optical properties of atmospheric aerosol, such as extinction coefficient, volume backscatter coefficient and lidar ratio. The vibrational Raman signal of nitrogen and Mie-Rayleigh scattering signal are separated spatially by use of the high-resolution grating and narrow bandpass filters, and then detected by two photomultiplier tubes with a pre-amplifier. Preliminary experiments show that the Mie-Raman lidar system operated in analog detection mode has the capability of measuring aerosol profiles up to a height of 3km with 250mJ of laser energy and 8 minute integration time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7130, Fourth International Symposium on Precision Mechanical Measurements, 71301D (31 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.819587
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Fei Gao, Xi'an Univ. of Technology (China)
Jiandong Mao, Xi'an Univ. of Technology (China)
The Second Northwest Univ. for Nationalities (China)
Yi Zhou, Xi'an Univ. of Technology (China)
Jun Liu, Xi'an Univ. of Technology (China)
Dengxin Hua, Xi'an Univ. of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7130:
Fourth International Symposium on Precision Mechanical Measurements
Yetai Fei; Kuang-Chao Fan; Rongsheng Lu, Editor(s)

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