Water vapor micropulse differential absorption lidar

Choonghoon Oh, Coorg R. Prasad, Victor A. Fromzel, In H. Hwang, John A Reagan, Hui Fang, Manuel Rubio

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Abstract

By combining the capability of a differential absorption lidar (DIAL) and the excellent characteristics of a micro pulse lidar (MPL) we have designed and tested a micro pulse DIAL system, which could be operated from the ground or airborne platform, to monitor the atmospheric water vapor mixing ratio. To maintain the compact and rugged optical frame work of an MPL it employs a diode pumped tunable Cr:LiSAF laser operating at 825 - 840 nm range, a fiber optic beam delivery system, and an APD photon counting detector. The system parameters were optimized through extensive DIAL simulations, and the design concept was tested by building a breadboard lidar system. Based on the results of the simulations and the performance of the breadboard lidar the Micro Pulse DIAL system design has been refined to (1) minimize scattered laser light - the major source of signal induced bias, (2) permit near field measurements from less than 400 m, (3) produce a compact, rugged, eye-safe instrument with a day and night operating capability. The lidar system is expected to provide 150 m vertical resolution, high accuracy (approximately 5%), and 3 km range looking up from the ground.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLaser Radar Technology and Applications IV
PublisherSPIE
Pages177-186
Number of pages10
Volume3707
ISBN (Electronic)9780819431813
DOIs
StatePublished - May 28 1999
EventLaser Radar Technology and Applications IV 1999 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Apr 6 1999Apr 9 1999

Other

OtherLaser Radar Technology and Applications IV 1999
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period4/6/994/9/99

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Water Vapor
Lidar
Steam
Optical radar
optical radar
Water vapor
water vapor
Absorption
pulses
pamidronate
mixing ratios
systems engineering
night
lasers
fiber optics
delivery
near fields
counting
platforms

Keywords

  • DIAL
  • Micro pulse lidar
  • Water vapor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Oh, C., Prasad, C. R., Fromzel, V. A., Hwang, I. H., Reagan, J. A., Fang, H., & Rubio, M. (1999). Water vapor micropulse differential absorption lidar. In Laser Radar Technology and Applications IV (Vol. 3707, pp. 177-186). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.351342

Water vapor micropulse differential absorption lidar. / Oh, Choonghoon; Prasad, Coorg R.; Fromzel, Victor A.; Hwang, In H.; Reagan, John A; Fang, Hui; Rubio, Manuel.

Laser Radar Technology and Applications IV. Vol. 3707 SPIE, 1999. p. 177-186.

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

Oh, C, Prasad, CR, Fromzel, VA, Hwang, IH, Reagan, JA, Fang, H & Rubio, M 1999, Water vapor micropulse differential absorption lidar. in Laser Radar Technology and Applications IV. vol. 3707, SPIE, pp. 177-186, Laser Radar Technology and Applications IV 1999, Orlando, United States, 4/6/99. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.351342
Oh C, Prasad CR, Fromzel VA, Hwang IH, Reagan JA, Fang H et al. Water vapor micropulse differential absorption lidar. In Laser Radar Technology and Applications IV. Vol. 3707. SPIE. 1999. p. 177-186 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.351342
Oh, Choonghoon ; Prasad, Coorg R. ; Fromzel, Victor A. ; Hwang, In H. ; Reagan, John A ; Fang, Hui ; Rubio, Manuel. / Water vapor micropulse differential absorption lidar. Laser Radar Technology and Applications IV. Vol. 3707 SPIE, 1999. pp. 177-186
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