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Sum frequency mixing of two solid state lasers was used to set up a DIAL system for stratospheric ozone measurements. By frequency mixing of a Ti:sapphire laser (720–960 nm) with the Nd:YAG second harmonic (532 nm), the wavelengths between 306 and 342 nm can be reached. The mixing efficiency of LBO, KDP and KD*P crystals was compared at different laser beam configurations. Tunable lidar measurements in the UV-B wavelength region and stratospheric ozone measurements were performed. The output pulse energy of 20 mJ reached here is sufficient to perform daylight measurements in the UV-B region.

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Stein, B. et al. (1997). A Solid State Tunable Ozone Lidar. In: Ansmann, A., Neuber, R., Rairoux, P., Wandinger, U. (eds) Advances in Atmospheric Remote Sensing with Lidar. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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