EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 176, 2018The 28th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 28)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Spaceborne-Airborne lidar missions|
|Published online||13 April 2018|
High spectral resolution lidar based on quad mach zehnder interferometer for aerosols and wind measurements on board space missions
LATMOS/IPSL, UVSQ Univ. Versailles St-Quentin, UPMC Univ. Paris 06, CNRS, Guyancourt, France
2 CNRS/INSU, Division Technique, Meudon, France
3 CNRS/LMD, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaison, France
Published online: 13 April 2018
We present the measurement principle and the optical design of a Quad Mach Zehnder (QMZ) interferometer as HSRL technique, allowing simultaneous measurements of particle backscattering and wind velocity. Key features of this concept is to operate with a multimodal laser and do not require any frequency stabilization. These features are relevant especially for space applications for which high technical readiness level is required.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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