EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 237, 2020The 29th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 29)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||New Lidar Technologies and Applications|
|Published online||07 July 2020|
Design and Development of a Raman Lidar for Cherenkov Gamma Array Experiments
1 University of Montpellier 2, LUPM, Montpellier, FR34095, France
2 Raymetrics S.A., Metamorfossis, GR14452, Greece
3 National Technical University of Athens, Physics Department, Zografos, GR15780, Greece
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Published online: 7 July 2020
Future Cherenkov Gamma Ray (CGR) experiments will reach a sensitivity and energy resolution never obtained until now by any other high energy gamma–ray experiment. It is well known that atmospheric conditions contribute particularly in this aspect. Raman lidars can help reduce the systematic uncertainties of the molecular and aerosol components of the atmosphere so these performances can be reached. The motivation for Raman lidars and the design and development of the Montpellier Raman lidar system is described. It provides both multiple elastic and Raman readout channels and custom-made optics design. Preliminary lidar tests and signals show the actual performance of the lidar in consistency with the desired goals.
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