Experimental Determination of Lidar Overlap Profile Based on Dual Field-of-View High Spectral Resolution Lidar
State key Laboratory of Modern Optical Instrumentation, College of Optical and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310027, China
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Published online: 7 July 2020
This paper presents two approaches to calibrate the overlap factor under inhomogeneous atmospheric condition without critical assumption and delivers detailed analysis about the retrieval errors of overlap profile in High-Spectral-Resolution-Lidar (HSRL). The first method employs an additional optical subsystem with different field-of-view, that is dual field-of-view HSRL, for the retrieval of overlap profile. The second method takes advantage of the difference of the result between the HSRL and Klett method, that is about the retrieval of backscatter coefficient for uncorrected lidar signal, to correct overlap profile. Surprisingly, two methods show very high-level consistency and stability of the result. It is potential that this technique would be an excellent solution for experimental determination of lidar overlap in ground-based HSRL.
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