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Analysis of the Performance of a Coherent Pulsed Fiber Lidar for Aerosol Backscatter Applications

Eacock, M, Harris, M, Roberts, PJ and Pearson, GN 2002, 'Analysis of the Performance of a Coherent Pulsed Fiber Lidar for Aerosol Backscatter Applications' , APPLIED OPTICS, 41 (30) , pp. 6442-6450.

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Abstract

The antenna and the Doppler estimation characteristics of a coherent pulsed lidar intended for short-range aerosol backscatter applications have been analyzed. The system used fiber-optic interconnects and operated at a wavelength of 1.548 mum. The range dependence of the signal for various bistatic and monostatic antenna configurations has been determined. The system operated in a low-pulse-energy, high-pulse-repetition-rate mode, and the Doppler estimates from the return signal were achieved with a multipulse accumulation procedure. The expected performance of the accumulation in this low-photocount regime was compared with the data obtained from the system, and a reasonable level of agreement was demonstrated.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication (Inc. www, lidar, radio, radar, phone, TV)
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QC Physics > QC851-999 Meteorology - Climatology
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QC Physics > QC350-467 Optics. Light
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QC Physics > QC221-246 Acoustics - Sound
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: APPLIED OPTICS
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0003-6935
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2007 15:49
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:50
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/763

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