Applications of fiber lasers for remote sensing of atmospheric greenhouse gases

Jeremy T. Dobler, Michael Braun, James Nagel, Valery L Temyanko, T. Scott Zaccheo, F. Wallace Harrison, Edward V. Browell, Susan A. Kooi

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Abstract

In 2004 ITT Exelis developed the Multifunctional Fiber Laser Lidar (MFLL) for measuring atmospheric CO2. This lidar relies on high efficiency telecom laser components and Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifiers (EDFA's) to implement a unique Continuous Wave (CW) Intensity Modulated (IM) differential absorption lidar measurement. This same approach has also been used to measure atmospheric O2 by replacing the EDFA's with fiber Raman amplifier technology. The use of all fiber coupled components results in a highly reliable, flexible and robust instrument. The general architecture of the MFLL, its implementation for greenhouse gas measurements, and as a pseudorandom noise encoded altimeter system is reviewed. Results from a 2011 flight campaign on the NASA DC-8 aircraft which included CO2, O2, and PN altimetry using a single receiver for all three measurements are also discussed. In addition, an introduction to a novel variation of this approach that will enable greenhouse gas monitoring from a geostationary orbit is given. This paper provides a general overview of a set of applications for fiber lasers in the area of active remote sensing that have been developed by Exelis over the past several years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8601
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventFiber Lasers X: Technology, Systems, and Applications - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 4 2013Feb 7 2013

Other

OtherFiber Lasers X: Technology, Systems, and Applications
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period2/4/132/7/13

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Greenhouse Gases
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Lidar
Optical radar
Fiber Laser
Fiber lasers
Greenhouse gases
Remote Sensing
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remote sensing
Remote sensing
optical radar
Erbium-doped Fiber
Fiber Amplifier
Erbium doped fiber amplifiers
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amplifiers
gases
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DC 8 aircraft

Keywords

  • Fiber Amplifiers
  • Fiber Laser
  • Lidar
  • Remote Sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Dobler, J. T., Braun, M., Nagel, J., Temyanko, V. L., Zaccheo, T. S., Harrison, F. W., ... Kooi, S. A. (2013). Applications of fiber lasers for remote sensing of atmospheric greenhouse gases. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8601). [86011Q] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2008874

Applications of fiber lasers for remote sensing of atmospheric greenhouse gases. / Dobler, Jeremy T.; Braun, Michael; Nagel, James; Temyanko, Valery L; Zaccheo, T. Scott; Harrison, F. Wallace; Browell, Edward V.; Kooi, Susan A.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8601 2013. 86011Q.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Dobler, JT, Braun, M, Nagel, J, Temyanko, VL, Zaccheo, TS, Harrison, FW, Browell, EV & Kooi, SA 2013, Applications of fiber lasers for remote sensing of atmospheric greenhouse gases. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 8601, 86011Q, Fiber Lasers X: Technology, Systems, and Applications, San Francisco, CA, United States, 2/4/13. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2008874
Dobler JT, Braun M, Nagel J, Temyanko VL, Zaccheo TS, Harrison FW et al. Applications of fiber lasers for remote sensing of atmospheric greenhouse gases. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8601. 2013. 86011Q https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2008874
Dobler, Jeremy T. ; Braun, Michael ; Nagel, James ; Temyanko, Valery L ; Zaccheo, T. Scott ; Harrison, F. Wallace ; Browell, Edward V. ; Kooi, Susan A. / Applications of fiber lasers for remote sensing of atmospheric greenhouse gases. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8601 2013.
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