Abstract

Results of lidar modeling based on spatial-angular filtering efficiency criteria are presented. Their analysis shows that the low spatial-angular filtering efficiency of traditional visible and near-infrared systems is an important cause of low signal/background-radiation ratio (SBR) at the photodetector input. The low SBR may be responsible for considerable measurement errors and ensuing the low accuracy of the retrieval of atmospheric optical parameters. As shown, the most effective protection against sky background radiation for groundbased biaxial lidars is the modifying of their angular field according to a spatial-angular filtering efficiency criterion. Some effective approaches to achieve a high filtering efficiency for the receiving system optimization are discussed.

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2000

A. A. Tikhomirov, “Analysis of methods and technical means of dynamic range compression,” Atmos. Oceanic Opt. 13, 208–219 (2000).

1979

S. A. Danichkin, I. V. Samokhvalov, “Influence of optical system parameters on lidar characteristics,” Sov. J. Opt. Technol. 46, 5–8 (1979).

Agishev, R. R.

R. R. Agishev, Protection from Background Clutter in Electro-Optical Systems of Atmosphere Monitoring (Mashinostroenie Press, Moscow, 1994), in Russian.

Danichkin, S. A.

S. A. Danichkin, I. V. Samokhvalov, “Influence of optical system parameters on lidar characteristics,” Sov. J. Opt. Technol. 46, 5–8 (1979).

Kaul, B. V.

V. E. Zuev, B. V. Kaul, I. V. Samokhvalov, Laser Sensing of Industrial Aerosol (Nauka Press, Novosibirsk, USSR, 1986), in Russian.

Lystsev, V. E.

V. E. Lystsev, V. G. Monastyrsky, “Some problems of scattering media photometry,” in Instruments and Methods of Remote Measurements of Atmospheric Optical Parameters (Gidrometeoizdat Press, Leningrad, USSR, 1980), pp. 79–87, in Russian.

Matvienko, G. G.

V. M. Orlov, I. V. Samokhvalov, G. G. Matvienko, Elements of Light Scattering Theory and Optical Radar (Nauka Press, Novosibirsk, USSR, 1981), in Russian.

Measures, R. M.

R. M. Measures, Laser Remote Sensing: Fundamentals and Applications (WileyNew York, 1984).

Monastyrsky, V. G.

V. E. Lystsev, V. G. Monastyrsky, “Some problems of scattering media photometry,” in Instruments and Methods of Remote Measurements of Atmospheric Optical Parameters (Gidrometeoizdat Press, Leningrad, USSR, 1980), pp. 79–87, in Russian.

Orlov, V. M.

V. M. Orlov, I. V. Samokhvalov, G. G. Matvienko, Elements of Light Scattering Theory and Optical Radar (Nauka Press, Novosibirsk, USSR, 1981), in Russian.

Samokhvalov, I. V.

S. A. Danichkin, I. V. Samokhvalov, “Influence of optical system parameters on lidar characteristics,” Sov. J. Opt. Technol. 46, 5–8 (1979).

V. M. Orlov, I. V. Samokhvalov, G. G. Matvienko, Elements of Light Scattering Theory and Optical Radar (Nauka Press, Novosibirsk, USSR, 1981), in Russian.

V. E. Zuev, B. V. Kaul, I. V. Samokhvalov, Laser Sensing of Industrial Aerosol (Nauka Press, Novosibirsk, USSR, 1986), in Russian.

Tikhomirov, A. A.

A. A. Tikhomirov, “Analysis of methods and technical means of dynamic range compression,” Atmos. Oceanic Opt. 13, 208–219 (2000).

Zuev, V. E.

V. E. Zuev, B. V. Kaul, I. V. Samokhvalov, Laser Sensing of Industrial Aerosol (Nauka Press, Novosibirsk, USSR, 1986), in Russian.

Atmos. Oceanic Opt.

A. A. Tikhomirov, “Analysis of methods and technical means of dynamic range compression,” Atmos. Oceanic Opt. 13, 208–219 (2000).

Sov. J. Opt. Technol.

S. A. Danichkin, I. V. Samokhvalov, “Influence of optical system parameters on lidar characteristics,” Sov. J. Opt. Technol. 46, 5–8 (1979).

Other

V. M. Orlov, I. V. Samokhvalov, G. G. Matvienko, Elements of Light Scattering Theory and Optical Radar (Nauka Press, Novosibirsk, USSR, 1981), in Russian.

R. M. Measures, Laser Remote Sensing: Fundamentals and Applications (WileyNew York, 1984).

E. D. Hinkley, ed., Laser Monitoring of Atmosphere Vol. 14 of Topics in Applied Physics, (Springler-Verlag, Berlin, 1978).

R. R. Agishev, Protection from Background Clutter in Electro-Optical Systems of Atmosphere Monitoring (Mashinostroenie Press, Moscow, 1994), in Russian.

V. E. Lystsev, V. G. Monastyrsky, “Some problems of scattering media photometry,” in Instruments and Methods of Remote Measurements of Atmospheric Optical Parameters (Gidrometeoizdat Press, Leningrad, USSR, 1980), pp. 79–87, in Russian.

V. E. Zuev, B. V. Kaul, I. V. Samokhvalov, Laser Sensing of Industrial Aerosol (Nauka Press, Novosibirsk, USSR, 1986), in Russian.

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