Multichannel Polarization Lidar Measurements of Aerosols and Cirrus Clouds
1 National Central University, Chungli, Taiwan 320
2 Aerosol Sciences Research Center, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 700
Published online: 7 July 2020
In this paper we report using a 6-channel polarization detector to measure optical properties of aerosols and clouds. The polarization lidar system is designed to measure Stokes vectors and Mueller matrices from back-scatterings of air, aerosols and clouds by using several polarizers of setting at different angles, and a retarder to measure circular polarization. The 4 components Stokes vectors of the scattering media are constructed and a case of tropopause cirrus cloud and stratospheric aerosols are measured with the Mueller matrix derived.
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