Optimization of the lidar optical design for measurement of the aerosol extinction vertical profile
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze Fisiche della Materia (CNISM) and Dip. Fisica “E. Pancini”, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II,
2 Istituto di Metodologie per l’Analisi Ambientale (IMAA) - CNR, Italy
3 ALA Advanced lidar Applications s.r.l., Napoli, Italy
4 Istituto Superconduttori, Materiali innovativi e Dispositivi (SPIN) - CNR, Italy
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Published online: 15 January 2019
A lidar for aerosol monitoring with conventional optical design can provide good quality signals from several hundred meters up to tens of kilometres above the ground, but the aerosol load is mainly contained (up to 80%) in the planetary boundary layer that can have a height of only hundreds of meters above the ground level. Therefore, the measurement of the complete aerosol extinction profile is generally a very difficult challenge. In this paper, we proposed an optical design of lidar systems able of producing signals starting from a few tens of meters above the ground. The overlap profiles obtained from an optimized lidar was compared with ray tracing simulations and further conventional lidar apparatuses.
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