Maurya, R. and Dubey, P. K. and Shukla, D. K. and Kumar, A. and Arya, B. C. and Jain, S. L. (2011) Comparison of indigenously developed micro pulse polarization lidar with EZ lidar profiles. Applied Physics B: Laser and Optics, 104 (4). pp. 975-982. ISSN 0946-2171

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A Micro Pulse Polarization LIDAR (MPPL) has been designed and developed for aerosol and cloud studies at National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India (28° 35′ N, 77° 12′E) using a low-energy pico-second pulsed Nd:YAG laser at 532 nm and single PMT detector. This has been used for detecting depolarization characteristics with back-scatter coefficient of atmospheric aerosols and clouds. The back-scattered signals are detected at the emitted wavelength with co-polarization and cross-polarization discrimination with a mirror on stepper motor for aerosols and cloud. Data are obtained by MPPL and are inter-compared with a well-established commercial Leosphere made EZ LIDAR, industry standard at the same site and time, and the results are found to be in good agreement. In the present communication the back-scattered coefficient, aerosols optical depth, depolarization ratio etc. obtained using MPPL & EZ LIDAR are discussed in detail.

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Subjects: Applied Physics/Condensed Matter > Optics
Applied Physics/Condensed Matter
Depositing User: Mr. Abhishek Yadav
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2012 11:54
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2012 11:54

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