Measurements of aerosol phase function and vertical backscattering coefficient using a charge-coupled device side-scatter lidar

Opt Express. 2014 Jan 13;22(1):1127-34. doi: 10.1364/OE.22.001127.


By using a charge-coupled device (CCD) as the detector, side-scatter lidar has great potential applications in the near range atmospheric detection. A new inversion method is proposed for CCD side-scatter lidar (Clidar) to retrieve aerosol phase function and vertical backscattering coefficient. Case studies show the retrieved results from Clidar are in good agreements with those obtained from other instruments. It indicates that the new proposed inversion method is reliable and feasible and that the Clidar is practicable.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aerosols / analysis*
  • Atmosphere / analysis
  • Atmosphere / chemistry*
  • Environmental Monitoring / instrumentation*
  • Equipment Design
  • Equipment Failure Analysis
  • Lasers*
  • Optical Devices*
  • Radar / instrumentation*
  • Refractometry / instrumentation*
  • Static Electricity


  • Aerosols