Applied Physics B

, Volume 85, Issue 1, pp 149–162

Range-resolved pulsed and CWFM lidars: potential capabilities comparison

  • R. Agishev
  • B. Gross
  • F. Moshary
  • A. Gilerson
  • S. Ahmed
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-006-2254-6

Cite this article as:
Agishev, R., Gross, B., Moshary, F. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2006) 85: 149. doi:10.1007/s00340-006-2254-6
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Abstract

An analytical comparison of key capabilities for both continuous wave frequency modulated (CWFM) lidar and incoherent pulsed lidar is presented. Principles of CWFM-lidar architectures are described and the CWFM-lidar equation is derived. The dimensionless parameterization methodology is applied to both broad- and narrow-band lidars to perform their detailed estimates and a comparison of the operation range and sensitivity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Agishev
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. Gross
    • 2
  • F. Moshary
    • 2
  • A. Gilerson
    • 2
  • S. Ahmed
    • 2
  1. 1.Kazan State Technical UniversityKazanRussia
  2. 2.City College of the City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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