Optical Review

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 566–570 | Cite as

Experimental determination of the calibration factor of polarization-Mie lidar

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Abstract

A ground-based polarization-Mie lidar has been developed to measure backscattering signals from the atmosphere and linear depolarization ratios at 532 nm. To retrieve depolarization properties of clouds and aerosols, the calibration factor (k) of two polarization channels at 532 nm must be calculated. In this paper three different experimental methods are presented to determine the calibration factor (k) in this polarization-Mie lidar. Some measured examples are presented and discussed. Experimental and validated results indicate these methods are feasible.

Keywords

calibration factor depolarization ratio polarization-Mie lidar CALIPSO 

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© The Optical Society of Japan 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhenzhu Wang
    • 1
  • Dong Liu
    • 1
  • Jun Zhou
    • 1
  • Yingjian Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Composition and Optical Radiation, Hefei Institutes of Physical ScienceChinese Academy of SciencesHefeiChina

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