Accession Number : ADA137604

Title :   Solar-Blind Raman Lidar.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. Sep 80-Aug 83 on Phase 2,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA SENSORS AND AVIONICS TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Salik,A

PDF Url : ADA137604

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : This document describes the progress of the NADC Atmospheric Lidar Program funded by the Naval Environmental Prediction Research Facility, Monterey, California, under Program Element 62759N, Project F52553. The objective of this effort is to theoretically determine and experimentally verify the ability of a solar-blind lidar system to remotely measure profiles of atmospheric properties critical to naval operations. The properties chosen for investigation are water vapor concentration, temperature and transmission; with the acquisition of water vapor profiles as the primary goal. The theoretical feasibility studies have been thoroughly documented via publication in a professional journal, a technical report and a text on atmospheric water vapor. In addition, experimental results using a KrF excimer laser were presented at the winter 1983 topical meeting of the Optical Society of America. These results are presented in this document.

Descriptors :   *Ultraviolet detectors, *Optical radar, *Pulsed lasers, *Absorption spectra, *Molecular spectroscopy, *Water vapor, Dye lasers, Ultraviolet lasers, Background radiation, Nitrogen, Light scattering, Light transmission, Harmonic generators, Radiation absorption, Measurement, Water, Atmospheres, Concentration(Chemistry), Raman spectra, Fortran, Experimental design, Laser cavities, Absorption, Acquisition, Naval operations, Day, California, Atmospheric chemistry

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Ultraviolet Detection and Detectors
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE