Supercontinuum laser sensing of atmospheric constituents

Perry S. Edwards, Andrea M. Wyant, David M. Brown, Zhiwen Liu, C. Russell Philbrick

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Extending our developments of a previously reported supercontinuum lidar system has increased the capability for measuring long path atmospheric concentrations. The multi-wavelength capability of the supercontinuum laser source has the advantage of obtaining multiple line differential absorption spectra measurements to determine the concentrations of various atmospheric constituents. Simulation software such as MODTRAN 5 has provided the means to compare and evaluate the experimental measurements. Improvements to the nanosecond supercontinuum laser fiber coupled transceiver system have allowed open atmospheric path lengths greater than 800 m. Analysis of supercontinuum absorption spectroscopy and measurements utilizing the updated system are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLaser Radar Technology and Applications XIV
StatePublished - 2009
EventLaser Radar Technology and Applications XIV - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 15 2009Apr 16 2009

Publication series

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


OtherLaser Radar Technology and Applications XIV
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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