Simple dual-wavelength high-spectral-resolution lidar at 355 and 532 nm with a scanning interferometer was developed for continuous observations of aerosol profiles. Scanning the interferometer periodically over a range of one fringe at 532 nm (1.5 fringes at 355 nm) enabled recording of range-resolved interference signals at these two wavelengths. Reference signals taken from the transmitted laser were used to correct the interference phase shift due to laser frequency variation for every scan. Profiles of aerosol backscatter and extinction coefficients were retrieved from range-resolved interference data. One month of continuous measurements demonstrated the robustness of the system.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering