Optical and Laser Remote Sensing

  • Dennis K. Killinger
  • Aram Mooradian

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 39)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. IR Differential-Absorption LIDAR (DIAL) Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jack L. Bufton, Toshikazu Itabe, David A. Grolemund
      Pages 2-9
    3. N. Menyuk, D. K. Killinger, W. E. DeFeo
      Pages 17-24
    4. B. J. Rye, E. L. Thomas
      Pages 25-30
    5. M. S. Shumate, W. B. Grant, R. T. Menzies
      Pages 31-37
    6. W. Englisch, W. Wiesemann, J. Boscher, M. Rother, F. Lehmann
      Pages 38-43
    7. Kazuhiro Asai, Toshikazu Itabe, Takashi Igarashi
      Pages 44-48
  3. Spectrometric Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Frank Allario, S. J. Katzberg, J. M. Hoell
      Pages 50-70
    3. D. G. Murcray, A. Goldman, F. H. Murcray, F. J. Murcray
      Pages 71-77
    4. Alexander S. Zachor, Theodore Zehnpfennig, A. T. Stair Jr.
      Pages 81-89
    5. J. H. Davies, A. R. Barringer, R. Dick
      Pages 90-96
    6. G. W. Harris, A. M. Winer, J. N. Pitts Jr., U. Platt, D. Perner
      Pages 106-113
    7. J. S. Margolis, D. J. McCleese, J. V. Martonchik
      Pages 114-117
  4. UV-Visible DIAL Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. C. Laurence Korb, Geary K. Schwemmer, Mark Dombrowski, Chi Y. Weng
      Pages 120-127
    3. J. G. Hawley, L. D. Fletcher, G. F. Wallace
      Pages 128-137
    4. K. Frederiksson, S. Svanberg
      Pages 148-155
  5. Atmospheric Propagation and System Analysis

  6. UV-Fluorescence Remote Sensing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. G. Mégie, J. Pelon, J. Lefrère, C. Cahen, P. H. Flamant
      Pages 223-228
    3. William S. Heaps, T. J. McGee
      Pages 229-233
  7. Laser Sources and Detectors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. James B. Laudenslager, I. Stuart McDermid, Thomas J. Pacala
      Pages 236-244
    3. R. L. Byer, T. Kane, J. Eggleston, Sun Yun Long
      Pages 245-256
    4. A. Mooradian, P. F. Moulton, N. Menyuk
      Pages 257-263
    5. T. Srinivasan, H. Egger, T. S. Luk, H. Pummer, C. K. Rhodes
      Pages 269-277
    6. D. L. Spears
      Pages 278-286
  8. Advanced Optical Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Leon J. Radziemski, Thomas R. Loree, David A. Cremers
      Pages 303-307
    3. E. W. Eloranta, F. L. Roesler, J. T. Sroga
      Pages 308-315
  9. Lidar Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Allan I. Carswell
      Pages 318-326

About this book


The field of optical and laser remote sensing has grown rapidly in recent years. This dynamic growth has been stimulated not only by technological advances in lasers, detectors, and optical system design, but also by the potential application of remote sensing systems to a wide variety of atmo­ spheric measurements. Optical and laser remote sensing can allow single­ ended measurement capability not offered by conventional point-detection techniques. While many past measurements have been associated with labo­ ratory research. practical systems have recently been developed which are capable of remotely detecting. measuring. and tracking a wide range of molecular and atomic species in the atmosphere with concentrations of parts per billion and at ranges over 100 km. This book is a compilation of papers which represent an overview of the present state of development of optical and laser remote sensing tech­ nology. The subjects covered include both passive and active remote sen­ sing techniques in the UV, visible, and IR spectral regions. related laser and detector technology, and atmospheric propagation and system analysis considerations. While the papers do not constitute an exhaustive treat­ ment of the excellent research being conducted in this field, they are representative of the wide diversity of present efforts. It is hoped that the reader will gain a general understanding of the current research in optical and laser remote sensing as well as an overview of current systems development.


Absorption Aerosol Erkundung Fernerkundung Lidar Speckle Tracking laser remote sensing spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Dennis K. Killinger
    • 1
  • Aram Mooradian
    • 1
  1. 1.Lincoln LaboratoryMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyLexingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-15736-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-39552-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series Online ISSN 1556-1534
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