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The airborne multi-wavelength water vapor differential absorption lidar WALES: system design and performance

Wirth, Martin and Fix, Andreas and Mahnke, Peter and Schwarzer, Horst and Schrandt, Friedrich and Ehret, Gerhard (2009) The airborne multi-wavelength water vapor differential absorption lidar WALES: system design and performance. Applied Physics B, 96, pp. 201-213. DOI: 10.1007/s00340-009-3365-7.

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Official URL: http://www.springer.com/physics/optics/journal/340

Abstract

A high-performance airborne water vapor differential absorption lidar has been developed during the past years. This system uses a four-wavelength/three-absorptionline measurement scheme in the 935 nm H<sub>2</sub>O absorption band to cover the whole troposphere and lower stratosphere simultaneously. Additional high spectral resolution aerosol and depolarization channels allow precise aerosol characterization. This system is intended to demonstrate a future space-borne instrument. For the first time, it realizes an output power of up to 12 W at a high wall-plug efficiency using diode-pumped solid-state lasers andn onlinear conver-sion techniques. Special attention was given to a rugged optical layout. This paper describes the system layout and technical realization. Key performance parameters are given for the different subsystems.

Document Type:Article
Title:The airborne multi-wavelength water vapor differential absorption lidar WALES: system design and performance
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Wirth, MartinUNSPECIFIED
Fix, AndreasUNSPECIFIED
Mahnke, PeterUNSPECIFIED
Schwarzer, HorstUNSPECIFIED
Schrandt, FriedrichUNSPECIFIED
Ehret, GerhardUNSPECIFIED
Date:13 February 2009
Journal or Publication Title:Applied Physics B
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:96
DOI:10.1007/s00340-009-3365-7
Page Range:pp. 201-213
Status:Published
Keywords:Lidar, DIAL, Wasserdampfmessung, Flugzeuggetragenes Demonstrnationssystem
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Projekt WALES (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics
Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Lidar
Institute of Technical Physics
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat. Martin Wirth
Deposited On:04 Mar 2009
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:36

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