Abstract

A solid-state coherent lidar system employing Nd:YAG lasers and heterodyne detection has been successfully developed, and range-resolved aerosol backscatter and wind-velocity measurements have been demonstrated.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

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1989

1988

R. L. Byer, Science 239, 742 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Wallmeroth, P. Peuser, Electron. Lett. 24, 1086 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1987

1986

1965

Byer, R. L.

Byvik, C. E.

Evtuhov, V.

Frehlich, R. G.

Fry, E. S.

Henderson, S. W.

M. J. Kavaya, S. W. Henderson, E. C. Russell, R. M. Huffaker, R. G. Frehlich, Appl. Opt. 28, 840 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. S. Fry, S. W. Henderson, Appl. Opt. 25, 3017 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. W. Henderson, M. J. Kavaya, R. M. Huffaker, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper TuL4.

Huffaker, R. M.

M. J. Kavaya, S. W. Henderson, E. C. Russell, R. M. Huffaker, R. G. Frehlich, Appl. Opt. 28, 840 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. W. Henderson, M. J. Kavaya, R. M. Huffaker, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper TuL4.

Kane, T. J.

Kavaya, M. J.

M. J. Kavaya, S. W. Henderson, E. C. Russell, R. M. Huffaker, R. G. Frehlich, Appl. Opt. 28, 840 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. W. Henderson, M. J. Kavaya, R. M. Huffaker, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper TuL4.

Kozlovsky, W. J.

Peuser, P.

K. Wallmeroth, P. Peuser, Electron. Lett. 24, 1086 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Russell, E. C.

Siegman, A. E.

Wallmeroth, K.

K. Wallmeroth, P. Peuser, Electron. Lett. 24, 1086 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt.

Electron. Lett.

K. Wallmeroth, P. Peuser, Electron. Lett. 24, 1086 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Science

R. L. Byer, Science 239, 742 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other

S. W. Henderson, M. J. Kavaya, R. M. Huffaker, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper TuL4.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Diagram of the Nd:YAG coherent laser radar system.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Complex receiver in-phase output versus time recorded on the LeCroy 9400 digital storage oscilloscope.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Single-shot power spectrum of the belt sander return signal.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Power spectrum of atmospheric aerosol signal at a range of 3 km.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Estimated radial wind velocity versus range.

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