High-efficiency receiver architecture for resonance-fluorescence and Doppler lidars.

@article{Smith2015HighefficiencyRA,
  title={High-efficiency receiver architecture for resonance-fluorescence and Doppler lidars.},
  author={John A. Smith and Xinzhao Chu},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={2015},
  volume={54 11},
  pages={
          3173-84
        }
}
A high-efficiency lidar receiver architecture that emphasizes boosting the receiver collection efficiency of resonance-fluorescence and Doppler lidars has opened up new avenues of study for the mesosphere and lower thermosphere-extended (MLT-X) at sites in Boulder, Colorado, USA, and Cerro Pachón, Chile. Described in this work are in-depth considerations in the design, construction, and alignment of Na Doppler lidar receivers that have yielded signal levels typically 5-10 times higher per power… 
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