This work describes the use of a generalized modal scattering matrix theory as a fast, efficient approach to the analysis of incoherent Doppler lidars. The new technique uses Bessel beams, a type of optical vortices, as the basic modal expansion characterizing optical signals. The tactic allows solving both multilayered reflections problems and spatial diffraction phenomena using scattering parameters associated with the transmitted and reflected spectrum of vortices. Here, we will show the capabilities of the technique by considering realistic incoherent Doppler systems based on Fabry-Perot etalons.
© 2006 Optical Society of AmericaFull Article | PDF Article