1 January 1997 Lidar tuning with a Na lamp
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Optical Engineering, 36(1), (1997). doi:10.1117/1.601596
Abstract
A Na mesospheric density lidar or ‘‘guide star’’ illuminator can be tuned by visually observing the pattern of laser-induced fluorescence inside a Na illumination lamp soon after it has been turned off. Optimum tuning occurs when the fluorescence is trapped inside the lamp and appears to fill the bulb as a whole.
Ralph F. Wuerker, A. Y. Wong, Martin D. Simon, Tetsuo Fukuchi, "Lidar tuning with a Na lamp," Optical Engineering 36(1), (1 January 1997). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.601596
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Lamps

Sodium

LIDAR

Luminescence

Dye lasers

Fiber optic illuminators

Laser induced fluorescence

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