Diffraction-Limited Lidars: the Impact of Refractive Turbulence

Lars Lading, Steen Grüner Hanson, Arne Skov Jensen

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    The impact of refractive turbulence on monostatic and bistatic lidars is investigated; a phase screen model is used. Experimental verifications are given. For monostatic lidars perturbing lens effects dominate, for bistatic lidars tilt effects dominate. Monostatic systems are the least sensitive to refractive turbulence. 10 refs.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalApplied Optics
    Issue number15
    Pages (from-to)2492-2497
    Publication statusPublished - 1984

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