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New modulation codes are presented for a random modulation cw lidar. One characteristic of these modulation codes is that for very noisy background conditions, the signal-to-noise ratio is improved by using these new sequences, and is better than for the maximum-length sequence (the M-sequence) which is commonly used as the modulation code. Another(More)
A Cr(3+):LiSAF laser oscillator self-injection locked by an externally coupled fiber grating was constructed. Single-mode operation in a Cr(3+):LiSAF laser was obtained by use of a 67%-ref lectivity fiber grating that was fabricated with a holographic technique in which a narrow-band KrF UV laser exposure was used. This configuration permits the use of a(More)
An intercomparison of ozone differential absorption lidar algorithms was performed in 1996 within the framework of the Network for the Detection of Stratospheric Changes (NDSC) lidar working group. The objective of this research was mainly to test the differentiating techniques used by the various lidar teams involved in the NDSC for the calculation of the(More)
Understanding the atmospheric distribution of water (H 2 O) is crucial for global warming studies and climate change mitigation. In this context, reliable satellite data are extremely valuable for their global and continuous coverage, once their quality has been assessed. Short-wavelength infrared spectra are acquired by the Thermal And Near-infrared Sensor(More)
Spatial and temporal variability of atmospheric water vapor (H 2 O) is extremely high, and therefore it is difficult to accurately evaluate the measurement precision of H 2 O data by a simple comparison between the data derived from two different instruments. We determined the measurement precisions of column-averaged dry-air mole fractions of H 2 O (XH 2(More)