12 November 1996 Tunable solid state UV lidar system for NO monitoring
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A differential absorption lidar (DIAL) system, based on a tunable solid-state Ti:sapphire laser, was developed for nitric oxide monitoring in the UV region. The UV light was generated through second-harmonic generation (SHG) of sum- frequency mixing between a Ti:sapphire laser, pumped by the SH of a Nd:YAG laser, and the fundamental of a second Nd:YAG laser. The output pulse energy of 4 mJ at 226.8 nm with 2 micrometers linewidth was achieved. As a demonstration of DIAL capability, the spatial distribution of nitric oxide emission from a diesel engine was investigated. The detection error achieved was +/- 0.05 ppm up to a distance of 180 m, with the spatial resolution of 20 m.
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Ryoichi Toriumi, Ryoichi Toriumi, Hideo Tai, Hideo Tai, Hiroaki Kuze, Hiroaki Kuze, Nobuo Takeuchi, Nobuo Takeuchi, } "Tunable solid state UV lidar system for NO monitoring", Proc. SPIE 2833, Application of Lidar to Current Atmospheric Topics, (12 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258141; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.258141
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