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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, Hideo Tai, Hiroaki Kuze, and Nobuo Takeuchi "Tunable solid state UV lidar system for NO monitoring", Proc. SPIE 2833, Application of Lidar to Current Atmospheric Topics, (12 November 1996);

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