1 June 1977 Remote Measurement of Gases Using Discretely Tunable Infrared Lasers
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Single-ended laser radars using discretely tunable infrared gas lasers have been demonstrated to be capable of high-sensitivity remote measurement of gases. Two systems have been investigated: (1) a deuterium fluoride laser was used for remote measurement of the integrated concentration of HC1, CH4, and N20 between the lidar system and a topographic target; and (2) a CO2 laser was used for range-resolved measurement of water vapor using radiation backscattered from naturally occurring aerosols in the atmosphere. Calculations indicate that range-resolved concentration profiles can be obtained for many gases at a range of 10 km using commercially available components.
Edward R. Murray, Edward R. Murray, } "Remote Measurement of Gases Using Discretely Tunable Infrared Lasers," Optical Engineering 16(3), 163284 (1 June 1977). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7972145 . Submission:

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