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Development of a laser for differential absorption lidar measurement of atmospheric carbon dioxide

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventSPIE Remote Sensing 2014 - Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 22 Sep 201425 Sep 2014


ConferenceSPIE Remote Sensing 2014


In the quest for a better understanding of climate change, greater importance is attached to monitoring the levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide to gain an improved knowledge of sources and sinks. Remote sensing is a critical tool in this research area and differential absorption lidar (DIAL) is one important technique. The laser is the critical component of a DIAL instrument. This paper describes the development of a laser source for the detection and measurement of carbon dioxide.

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  • laser, lidar, DIAL, OPO, CO2, greenhouse gases


SPIE Remote Sensing 2014


Amsterdam, Netherlands

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