Performance of a Cloud-Aerosol Lidar system at 532 and 1064 nm: application to studies of cloud structures and aerosol profiles from the ground

Khaled Gasmi*

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Abstract

This paper describes a ground-based pulsed Cloud-Aerosol Lidar system for providing a backscatter laser signal at both wavelengths 532 and 1064 nm, from which aerosol and cloud profiles are derived. The Lidar system is installed on the roof of a building in a monostatic biaxial configuration. Test measurements show that the Lidar system is capable of resolving cloud structure and identifying the presence of aerosols from the ground up to a distance of 15 km. The performance of the Lidar system is considered adequate for routine measurements. This paper provides information on the basic features and performance of the Lidar system. The measurements confirm the excellent sensitivity of the detection chain. Recent improvements in the Lidar detection chain with improved dynamic range are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRemote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XXVII
EditorsAdolfo Comeron, Evgueni I. Kassianov, Klaus Schafer, Richard H. Picard, Konradin Weber, Upendra N. Singh
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510655331
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
EventRemote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XXVII 2022 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 5 Sep 2022 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume12265
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceRemote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XXVII 2022
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBerlin
Period5/09/22 → …

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Keywords

  • Lidar
  • fast amplification circuit
  • optical receiver
  • photodetector
  • pulsed laser

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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