Heterodyne lidar returns in the turbulent atmosphere: performance evaluation of simulated systems.

@article{Belmonte2000HeterodyneLR,
  title={Heterodyne lidar returns in the turbulent atmosphere: performance evaluation of simulated systems.},
  author={Angelo Belmonte and Barry J. Rye},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={2000},
  volume={41 9},
  pages={1595-600; discussion 1601-3}
}
Simulations of beam propagation in three-dimensional random media were used to study the effects of atmospheric refractive turbulence on coherent lidar performance. By use of the two-beam model, the lidar return is expressed in terms of the overlap integral of the transmitter and the virtual (backpropagated) local oscillator beams at the target, reducing… CONTINUE READING