Development of wavelength locking circuit for 1.53 micron water vapor monitoring coherent differential absorption LIDAR
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, 5-1-1 Ofuna, Kamakura, Kanagawa, JAPAN, 247-8501
Published online: 13 April 2018
We have studied a ground based coherent differential absorption LIDAR (DIAL) for vertical profiling of water vapor density using a 1.5μm laser wavelength. A coherent LIDAR has an advantage in daytime measurement compared with incoherent LIDAR because the influence of background light is greatly suppressed. In addition, the LIDAR can simultaneously measure wind speed and water vapor density.
We had developed a wavelength locking circuit using the phase modulation technique and offset locking technique, and wavelength stabilities of 0.123 pm which corresponds to 16 MHz are realized. In this paper, we report the wavelength locking circuits for the 1.5 um wavelength.
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