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High-power and frequency-stable ultraviolet laser performance in space for the wind lidar on Aeolus

Lux, Oliver and Wernham, Denny and Bravetti, Paolo and McGoldrick, Phil and Lecrenier, Olivier and Riede, Wolfgang and D'Ottavi, Alessandro and De Sanctis, Valeria and Schillinger, Marc and Lochard, Jérémie and Marshall, Jon and Lemmerz, Christian and Weiler, Fabian and Mondin, Linda and Ciapponi, Alessandra and Kanitz, Thomas and Elvfing, Anders and Parrinello, Tommaso and Reitebuch, Oliver (2020) High-power and frequency-stable ultraviolet laser performance in space for the wind lidar on Aeolus. Optics Letters, 45 (6), pp. 1443-1446. Optical Society of America. DOI: 10.1364/OL.387728 ISSN 0146-9592

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Abstract

Global acquisition of atmospheric wind profiles using a spaceborne direct-detection Doppler wind lidar is being accomplished following the launch of European Space Agency's Aeolus mission. One key part of the instrument is a single-frequency, ultraviolet laser that emits nanosecond pulses into the atmosphere. High output energy and frequency stability ensure a sufficient signal-to-noise ratio of the backscatter return and an accurate determination of the Doppler frequency shift induced by the wind. This Letter discusses the design of the laser transmitter for the first Doppler wind lidar in space and its performance during the first year of the Aeolus mission, providing valuable insights for upcoming space lidar missions.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/134932/
Document Type:Article
Title:High-power and frequency-stable ultraviolet laser performance in space for the wind lidar on Aeolus
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Lux, OliverDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1491-0323
Wernham, DennyESA, ESTECUNSPECIFIED
Bravetti, PaoloAirbus ItaliaUNSPECIFIED
McGoldrick, PhilAirbus Defence and SpaceUNSPECIFIED
Lecrenier, OlivierAirbus Defense and SpaceUNSPECIFIED
Riede, WolfgangDLR, TPUNSPECIFIED
D'Ottavi, AlessandroLeonardoUNSPECIFIED
De Sanctis, ValeriaLeonardoUNSPECIFIED
Schillinger, MarcAirbus Defense and SpaceUNSPECIFIED
Lochard, JérémieAirbus Defense and SpaceUNSPECIFIED
Marshall, JonAirbus Defense and SpaceUNSPECIFIED
Lemmerz, ChristianDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Weiler, FabianDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Mondin, LindaESA, ESTECUNSPECIFIED
Ciapponi, AlessandraESA, ESTECUNSPECIFIED
Kanitz, ThomasESA, ESTECUNSPECIFIED
Elvfing, AndersESA, ESTECUNSPECIFIED
Parrinello, TommasoESA, ESRINUNSPECIFIED
Reitebuch, OliverDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Date:9 March 2020
Journal or Publication Title:Optics Letters
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:45
DOI :10.1364/OL.387728
Page Range:pp. 1443-1446
Publisher:Optical Society of America
ISSN:0146-9592
Status:Published
Keywords:Space lasers, Aeolus, frequency stability
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt ADM
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Lidar
Deposited By: Lux, Dr. Oliver
Deposited On:15 May 2020 15:54
Last Modified:15 May 2020 15:54

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