DIAL Lasers

DIAL Lasers

Differential absorption lidar (DIAL) is a method which allows for stand-off detection of aerosols and gasses in the atmosphere.  In this application, two different lasers sources are used, one which matches an absorption band of the molecule of interest and one which is slightly outside of that band.  The difference in the intensity of these two DIAL lasers will directly correlate to the concentration of the molecule of interest.  DIAL lasers can be either ground-based, where the scattered intensity is monitored, or they can be placed on an aircraft, drone, or weather balloon.  Because of the wide variety of deployment methods, DIAL lasers are also varied widely from low powered diodes to high powered fiber lasers.  On this page, you will find a list of all of the DIAL lasers we offer.

To see a full list of other applications RPMC lasers are used for please check out our applications page by clicking here.