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Remote Measurement Of Gases Using Discretely Tunable Infrared Lasers
Author(s): Edward R. Murray
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Paper Abstract

Single-ended laser radars using discretely tunable infrared gas lasers have been demonstrated to be capable of high-sensitivity remote measurement of gases. Two systems have been investigated: (1) A deuterium fluoride laser was used for remote measurement of the integrated concentration of HCI, CH4, and N20 between the lidar system and a topographic target; and (2) a CO2 laser was used for range-resolved measurement of water vapor using radiation backscattered from naturally occurring aerosols in the atmosphere. Calculations indicate that range-resolved concentration profiles can be obtained for many gases at a range of 10 km using commercially available components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 1976
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0095, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology II, (15 November 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.955164
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Edward R. Murray, Stanford Research Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0095:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology II
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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