Sodium Lidar

Named the “ALOMAR Weber Sodium Lidar”, in honor of the late Dr. Edward Weber, an ionospheric physicist at the Air Force Research Laboratory, and the late Louis R. Weber, former Head of the CSU Physics Department from 1939 to 1964.

Lidar System Parameters

Transmitter
System: Pulsed dye amplifier, Double YAG pump, Unique SFG seed
Power: 0.5 W, each beam
Wavelength: 589 nm
Bandwidth: 120 MHz
Operation: 3-frequ.agile

Receiver
System: Twin ALOMAR telescopes
Rx aperture: 1.8 m diameter, each beam
Wavelength: 589 nm
Bandwidth: 10 nm (night), 2 GHz (day)
Operation: Day / night switch