Title: Development of atmospheric transparency measurement system

Authors: Takayuki Tomida; Ken Honda; Michiyuki Chikawa; Masaki Fukushima; Shigeharu Udo

Addresses: University of Yamanashi, Kofu, Yamanashi, 400-8511, Japan. ' University of Yamanashi, Kofu, Yamanashi, 400-8511, Japan. ' Department of Physics, Kinki University, Higashi-Osaka, Osaka, 577-8502, Japan. ' Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba, 277-8582, Japan. ' Kanagawa University, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 221-8686, Japan

Abstract: The atmospheric transparency measurement for the telescope array (TA) experiment is made by using a back-scatter LIDAR system and the central laser facility (CLF) that is a bistatic LIDAR. Both systems use a pulsed energy tripled YAG laser (355 nm). However, these systems have complementary advantages and disadvantages. A new backscatter measurement has been added to the CLF making it possible to measure, atmospheric transparency at short distances close to the surface. This new system is called LIDAR@CLF. The system and its use are discussed.

Keywords: telescope arrays; light detection; light ranging; LIDAR; central laser facility; CLF; fluorescence; atmospheric transparency measurement; remote sensing; YAG lasers; backscatter measurement.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNM.2012.047031

International Journal of Nanomanufacturing, 2012 Vol.8 No.3, pp.247 - 252

Received: 12 Dec 2011
Accepted: 20 Dec 2011

Published online: 21 Aug 2014 *

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