Abstract

A differential-absorption lidar system has been developed which uses a continuously tunable (1.5–2.3 μm) cobalt-doped magnesium fluoride laser as the radiation source. Preliminary atmospheric measurements of water vapor, HCl, and CH4 have been made with this system, including both path-averaged and ranged-resolved DIAL measurements at ranges up to 6 and 3 km, respectively.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

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