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A Ground-Based , Injection-Locked , Pulsed TEA Laser For Atmospheric Wind Measurements
Author(s): R.Michael Hardesty; Ric hard E Cupp; Madison J Post; T.Rhidian Lawrence; Janet M Intrieri; Paul J Neiman
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Paper Abstract

An injection-locked, pulsed Doppler lidar for atmospheric wind monitoring is described. The lidar produces up to 50 pulses per second with energies of about 1 J per pulse. Transverse mode suppression is effected with an output coupler whose radial reflectivity is parabolically-tapered. The lidar has been used to measure winds in several unique field experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0889, Airborne and Spaceborne Lasers for Terrestrial Geophysical Sensing, (12 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944243
Show Author Affiliations
R.Michael Hardesty, NOAA/ERL/Wave Propagation Laboratory (United States)
Ric hard E Cupp, NOAA/ERL/Wave Propagation Laboratory (United States)
Madison J Post, NOAA/ERL/Wave Propagation Laboratory (United States)
T.Rhidian Lawrence, NOAA/ERL/Wave Propagation Laboratory (United States)
Janet M Intrieri, University of Colorado (United States)
Paul J Neiman, University of Colorado (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0889:
Airborne and Spaceborne Lasers for Terrestrial Geophysical Sensing
Frank Allario, Editor(s)

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