Articles | Volume 8, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4145–4153, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-4145-2015
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4145–4153, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-4145-2015

Research article 09 Oct 2015

Research article | 09 Oct 2015

Performance evaluation of an all-fiber image-reject homodyne coherent Doppler wind lidar

C. F. Abari et al.

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Continuous-wave coherent Doppler lidars (CW CDL) are a class of short-range wind lidars. This paper presents the measurement results from a field campaign where the performance of a recently built all-fiber image-reject homodyne CW CDL is compared against a sonic anemometer. The results are weighed against another instrument, i.e., a CW CDL benefiting from a heterodyne receiver. The results show that the new system has a superior measurement performance, especially for close-to-zero velocities.