6 August 1997 Noncoherent DIAL range performance with non-Gaussian noise
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The idealized performance of a direct-detection differential absorption lidar (DIAL) with an atmospheric backscatter reference has been previously formulated using a radar range equation for meteorological echoes. Performance of several systems is describe here under the assumptions of non- Gaussian speckle and log-normal atmospheric differential backscatter noise. Performance evaluations are presented in detail for a NO2 detection system. Discussions on the preferred wavelengths for candidate gases, and a review of a new laser radar DIAL performance equation are presented.
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H. Irvin Brock, H. Irvin Brock, James C. Sentell, James C. Sentell, } "Noncoherent DIAL range performance with non-Gaussian noise", Proc. SPIE 3065, Laser Radar Technology and Applications II, (6 August 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.281030; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.281030


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