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  • Received: Jul. 30, 2013

    Accepted: --

    Posted: Feb. 1, 2014

    Published Online: Feb. 18, 2014

    The Author Email: Xiaomin Ma (

    DOI: 10.3788/aos201434.0201001

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    Ma Xiaomin, Tao Zongming, Ma Mingjun, Li Chengjun, Wang Zhenzhu, Liu Dong, Xie Chenbo, Wang Yingjian. Retrival Method of Side-Scatter Lidar Signal Based on Charge Coupled Device Technique[J]. Acta Optica Sinica, 2014, 34(2): 201001

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Acta Optica Sinica, Vol. 34, Issue 2, 201001 (2014)

Retrival Method of Side-Scatter Lidar Signal Based on Charge Coupled Device Technique

Xiaomin Ma1,*, Zongming Tao1,2, Mingjun Ma3, Chengjun Li1, Zhenzhu Wang2, Dong Liu2, Chenbo Xie2, and Yingjian Wang2

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Backscattering lidar is a powerful tool for atmospheric aerosol detection, but the blind and transition regions restrict its detecting range and precision in near distance. Side-scatter lidar based on charge coupled device (CCD) can detect aerosol continuously in near distance with great precision. The characteristics of interference light and background light in side-scatter lidar are analyzed, and the way to decrease them is found. The characteristics of atmospheric scattering light generated by laser are analyzed, and the scattering light superposition from the same distance is computed. Matlab software is applied to retrieve signals, and the comparison between the proposed method and the backscattering lidar signals is made. The result indicates that this retrival method is reliable and feasible.


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