28 September 1999 Steerable laser system for UV atmospheric monitoring at the High-Resolution Fly's Eye
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Abstract
Monitoring the aerosol component of the lowest 10 km of the atmosphere at UV wavelengths (300 - 400 nm) is an important part of the High Resolution Fly's Eye astrophysics experiment. Our method of atmospheric monitoring uses a frequency tripled YAG laser and a steering system that can point the beam anywhere in the sky. The same detector that measures scintillation light from high energy cosmic rays also measures light scattered from this laser system over a range of laser energies, geometries, and polarizations. This paper describes the technique, the laser system, and some recent measurements.
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Lawrence R. Wiencke, Lawrence R. Wiencke, Richard C. Gray, Richard C. Gray, J. Reid Mumford, J. Reid Mumford, T. Abu-Zayyad, T. Abu-Zayyad, Y. Au, Y. Au, G. Archbold, G. Archbold, K. Belov, K. Belov, J. Belz, J. Belz, D. Bergman, D. Bergman, J. H. Boyer, J. H. Boyer, Z. Cao, Z. Cao, G. F. Chen, G. F. Chen, R. W. Clay, R. W. Clay, B. R. Dawson, B. R. Dawson, B. Dieterle, B. Dieterle, B. Jones, B. Jones, C.C. H. Jui, C.C. H. Jui, D. B. Kieda, D. B. Kieda, K. Kiyong, K. Kiyong, B. C. Knapp, B. C. Knapp, W. Lee, W. Lee, Eugene C. Loh, Eugene C. Loh, E. J. Mannel, E. J. Mannel, G. Martin, G. Martin, John A. J. Matthews, John A. J. Matthews, John N. Matthews, John N. Matthews, Joseph A. Meyer, Joseph A. Meyer, K. Reil, K. Reil, J. D. Smith, J. D. Smith, Pierre Sokolsky, Pierre Sokolsky, C. Song, C. Song, W. Springer, W. Springer, Shanshan Taylor, Shanshan Taylor, Stan B. Thomas, Stan B. Thomas, T. Vanderveen, T. Vanderveen, X. Z. Zhang, X. Z. Zhang, } "Steerable laser system for UV atmospheric monitoring at the High-Resolution Fly's Eye", Proc. SPIE 3818, Ultraviolet Atmospheric and Space Remote Sensing: Methods and Instrumentation II, (28 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.364161; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.364161
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