15 November 1976 Remote Measurement Of Gases Using Discretely Tunable Infrared Lasers
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Abstract
Single-ended laser radars using discretely tunable infrared gas lasers have been demonstrated to be capable of high-sensitivity remote measurement of gases. Two systems have been investigated: (1) A deuterium fluoride laser was used for remote measurement of the integrated concentration of HCI, CH4, and N20 between the lidar system and a topographic target; and (2) a CO2 laser was used for range-resolved measurement of water vapor using radiation backscattered from naturally occurring aerosols in the atmosphere. Calculations indicate that range-resolved concentration profiles can be obtained for many gases at a range of 10 km using commercially available components.
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Edward R. Murray, Edward R. Murray, } "Remote Measurement Of Gases Using Discretely Tunable Infrared Lasers", Proc. SPIE 0095, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology II, (15 November 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.955164; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.955164
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