The receiving system of a dual dye LIDAR to study molecular and aerosol densities at the base of the stratosphere

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Title:
The receiving system of a dual dye LIDAR to study molecular and aerosol densities at the base of the stratosphere
Author:
Davidson, John Dexter, 1949-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The operating principles and design of an optical receiver for a Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) remote sensing instrument are addressed. The performance and limitations of a biaxial monostatic LIDAR system utilizing this design are investigated. The complete optical and structural design of the receiver, including specifications of components are outlined. The thermal stabilization of the detector assembly and the integration of control electronics are described. A detailed discussion of alignment procedures and possible improvements are made. A sample observation is presented with suggestions for fully automating the system.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Optical detectors -- Design and construction.; Optical radar -- Design and construction.; Dye lasers.; Stratosphere -- Remote sensing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Atmospheric Science
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Schotland, Richard M.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe receiving system of a dual dye LIDAR to study molecular and aerosol densities at the base of the stratosphereen_US
dc.creatorDavidson, John Dexter, 1949-en_US
dc.contributor.authorDavidson, John Dexter, 1949-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe operating principles and design of an optical receiver for a Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) remote sensing instrument are addressed. The performance and limitations of a biaxial monostatic LIDAR system utilizing this design are investigated. The complete optical and structural design of the receiver, including specifications of components are outlined. The thermal stabilization of the detector assembly and the integration of control electronics are described. A detailed discussion of alignment procedures and possible improvements are made. A sample observation is presented with suggestions for fully automating the system.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectOptical detectors -- Design and construction.en_US
dc.subjectOptical radar -- Design and construction.en_US
dc.subjectDye lasers.en_US
dc.subjectStratosphere -- Remote sensing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAtmospheric Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSchotland, Richard M.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1338073en_US
dc.identifier.oclc23135672en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17573993en_US
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