A Micropulse eye-safe all-fiber molecular backscatter coherent temperature lidar

Cyrus F. Abari, Xinzhao Chu, Jakob Mann, Scott Spuler

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In this paper, we analyze the performance of an all-fiber, micropulse, 1.5 μm coherent lidar for remote sensing of atmospheric temperature. The proposed system benefits from the recent advances in optics/electronics technology, especially an all-fiber image-reject homodyne receiver, where a high resolution spectrum in the baseband can be acquired. Due to the presence of a structured spectra resulting from the spontaneous Rayleigh-Brillouine scattering, associated with the relevant operating regimes, an accurate estimation of the temperature can be carried out. One of the main advantages of this system is the removal of the contaminating Mie backscatter signal by electronic filters at the baseband (before signal conditioning and amplification). The paper presents the basic concepts as well as a Monte-Carlo system simulation as the proof of concept.
Original languageEnglish
Article number25005
JournalE P J Web of Conferences
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event27th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 27) - New York, United States
Duration: 5 Jul 201510 Jul 2015
Conference number: 27


Conference27th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 27)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York

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