EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 119, 2016The 27th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 27)
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Section||Poster Session (Advances in Lidar Technologies and Techniques I)|
|Published online||07 June 2016|
Implementation Of Micropulse Lidar at 4.5 μm and 1.5 μm for Aerosol and Cloud Study
NOAA CREST Center and Remote Sensing Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, City College, NY, 10031, US
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Published online: 7 June 2016
Identifying and quantifying ambient aerosols and their interactions with clouds are important for air-quality and climate studies. Advances in infrared technologies on fiber lasers, quantum cascade lasers and IR detectors have made developing micro-pulse (low energy) IR lidar systems operating in the infrared spectral range feasible. We present in this contribution a micropulse dual channel (IR wavelength) lidar system for studying aerosol and cloud optical properties. The system operates at 1.545 μm (6472.5 cm-1) and at 4.55 μm (2197.8 cm-1) with high repetition rates and microjoule pulses. The system is intended to be coupled with an existing UV, visible, near infrared lidar system at the city college of New York, part of the CREST lidar network Preliminary backscattered signals from this system are here presented and compared to SNR simulation.
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