Kohei Mizutani

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A coherent 2 microm differential absorption and wind lidar (Co2DiaWiL) was developed to measure CO(2) concentration and line-of-sight wind speed. We conductively cooled a pumping laser head to -80 degrees C and diode arrays to approximately 20 degrees C. A Q-switched laser outputs an energy of 80 mJ (pulse width 150 ns (FWHM), pulse repetition frequency up(More)
An uncooled microbolometer-array thermal infrared camera has been incorporated into a remote sensing system for radiometric sky imaging. The radiometric calibration is validated and improved through direct comparison with spectrally integrated data from the Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer (AERI). With the improved calibration, the Infrared Cloud(More)
Zearalenone (ZON) is a mycotoxin with estrogenic activity, produced by members of Fusarium species, and is found worldwide in a number of cereal crops. It is known to have four active metabolites (α-zearalenol (α-ZOL), β-zearalenol (β-ZOL), α-zearalanol (α-ZAL), and β-zearalanol (β-ZAL)). A highly sensitive analytical method using liquid(More)
We disseminated an ultra-broadband optical frequency reference based on a femtosecond (fs)-laser optical comb through a kilometer-scale fiber link. Its spectrum ranged from 1160 nm to 2180 nm without additional fs-laser combs at the end of the link. By employing a fiber-induced phase noise cancellation technique, the linewidth and fractional frequency(More)
Q-switched operation of a diode-side-pumped, conduction-cooled Tm,Ho:YLF laser oscillator with 100-mJ output at a pulse repetition rate of 20 Hz and an eye-safe wavelength of 2-μm was achieved. The noncomposite Tm,Ho:YLF laser rod was conduction-cooled down to -80°C through thermal contact of In films from Cu heat sinks, and the laser diode arrays were(More)
A diode-pumped Tm, Ho:GdVO4 laser with a side-pumping configuration is demonstrated for the first time to our knowledge. Optimum Tm and Ho dopant concentrations for GdVO4 are somewhat lower than those for garnet and fluoride crystals. With a 3% Tm, 0.3% Ho:GdVO4 crystal an output energy of 31.2 mJ and a slope efficiency of 14.5% were obtained in normal-mode(More)
It is important to obtain the year-to-year trend of stratospheric minor species in the context of global changes. An important example is the trend in global ozone depletion. The purpose of this paper is to report the accuracy and precision of measurements of stratospheric chemical species that are made at our Poker Flat site in Alaska (65 • N, 147 • W).(More)
—Laser/LIDAR remote sensing technologies can satisfy a variety of measurement and operational requirements. Specifically lasers for LIDAR and its applications. These measurement techniques are finding uses in several earth science areas, including trace gases, water vapor, aerosols and clouds, wind speed and directions, oceanic mixed layer depth, ice sheet,(More)