1 December 1997 Laser transmitter/receiver system for earth-satellite-earth long-path absorption measurements of atmospheric trace species using the retroreflector in space
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Optical Engineering, 36(12), (1997). doi:10.1117/1.601595
Abstract
A laser transmitter/receiver system using a retroreflector in space (RIS) to experiment with earth-satellite-earth laser long-path absorption measurements of atmospheric trace species is described. The system employs two single-longitudinal-mode pulsed CO2 lasers to measure the atmospheric spectrum and a second-harmonic Nd:YAG laser for active satellite tracking using the image of the RIS reflection. Details of the laser system and the initial experiment are reported.
Kenichi Ozawa, Nobuhiko Koga, Nobuo Sugimoto, Yasunori Saito, Akio Nomura, Tetsuo Aoki, Toshikasu Itabe, Hiroo Kunimori, "Laser transmitter/receiver system for earth-satellite-earth long-path absorption measurements of atmospheric trace species using the retroreflector in space," Optical Engineering 36(12), (1 December 1997). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.601595
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Gas lasers

Carbon monoxide

Laser systems engineering

Satellites

Absorption

Telescopes

Cameras

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