Optical Interferometry techniques and scientific results for the dynamics of the upper atmosphere in the Alaska Project

Mamoru Ishii, Minoru Kubota, Yasuhiro Murayama, Mark Conde, Roger W. Smith, Shoichi Okano, Kazuyo Sakanoi

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Abstract

We developed Fabry-Perot interferometer named NICT-FPI in Alaska project and have observed in several observatories in domestic and overseas. We deployed the instruments at Poker Flat research range and Eagle observatory, Alaska on 1998 and started the observation of aurora optics for deducing the neutral-ion coupling and vertical winds with active aurora. We can expect the technique to be widely applied in many fields, e.g., laser technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-96
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Volume54
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 1

Keywords

  • Fabry-Perot interferometer
  • Ionospheric convection
  • Joule heating
  • Thermosphere
  • Vertical wind

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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