5 September 2000 Model of a burst imaging lidar through the atmosphere
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This paper presents a model used to predict the performances of a burst illumination imaging lidar propagating through the atmosphere. The laser beam propagates near the ground on a long distance and undergoes strong perturbations due to atmospheric turbulence. This model takes into account both propagating paths: forward propagation as the wavefront progresses towards the observed object and backward propagation as the light is reflected back to the receiver.
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Pascal Churoux, Claudine Besson, Jean-Pierre Bouzinac, "Model of a burst imaging lidar through the atmosphere", Proc. SPIE 4035, Laser Radar Technology and Applications V, (5 September 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.397820; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.397820
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