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14 May 2012 Ultraviolet scanning Raman lidar with fast telescope for measurements of water vapor and aerosols in lower atmosphere
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This work reports on the design, construction and commissioning of a ultraviolet scanning Raman lidar system, which is deployed at the Otlica observatory in Slovenia. The system uses a fast parabolic mirror as a receiver and a frequency-tripled Q-Switched Nd:YAG pulsed laser as a transmitter, both are mounted on a common frame with steerable elevation angle. Custom optics using a low f-number aspheric lens were designed to focus the light into a UV-enhanced optical ber, used to transfer the lidar return signal from the telescope to the polychromator. Vibrational Raman spectra of N2 and H2O were separated using narrow-band interference lters combined with dichroic beam splitters. System functionality and performance was assessed in a series of preliminary experiments and by the comparison of the retrieved results to radiosonde data.
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F. Gao, S. Stanic, T.-Y. He, and D.-X. Hua "Ultraviolet scanning Raman lidar with fast telescope for measurements of water vapor and aerosols in lower atmosphere", Proc. SPIE 8379, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XVII, 837916 (14 May 2012); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.918346
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