Analytic model utilizing the complex ABCD method for range dependency of a monostatic coherent lidar

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In this work, we present an analytic model for analyzing the range and frequency dependency of a monostatic coherent lidar measuring velocities of a diffuse target. The model of the signal power spectrum includes both the contribution from the optical system as well as the contribution from the time dependencies
of the optical field. A specific coherent Doppler wind lidar system measuring wind velocity in the atmosphere is considered, in which a Gaussian field is transmitted through a simple telescope consisting of a lens and an aperture. The effects of the aperture size, the beam waist position, and pulse duration are
analyzed. © 2014 Optical Society of America
Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number26
Pages (from-to)5977-5984
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Remote sensing and sensors
  • Lidar
  • Heterodyne
  • ABCD transforms

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