31 October 1997 Midwave infrared DIAL noise phenomenology
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LLNL has utilized optical parametric oscillator technology to develop and field a rapidly-tunable mid-wave IR DIAL system. The system can be tuned at up to 1 KHz over the 3.3- 3.8 micron spectral region, where hydrogen-bond stretching modes provide spectroscopic signatures for a wide variety of chemicals. We have fielded the DIAL system on the LLNL site on range, turbulence, and receiver aperture size. In this paper we describe the interplay of turbulence and speckle to produce the observed nose fluctuations at short range.
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Frank Magnotta, Frank Magnotta, James R. Morris, James R. Morris, William A. Neuman, William A. Neuman, Ernst Ted Scharlemann, Ernst Ted Scharlemann, } "Midwave infrared DIAL noise phenomenology", Proc. SPIE 3127, Application of Lidar to Current Atmospheric Topics II, (31 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.283912; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.283912


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