The Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics has a new laser: The device "Innolas Spitlight EVO IV" from the company InnoLas Laser GmbH arrived at the institute in December. Significantly smaller than the current laser, it has around three times as much power and at the same time consumes less electricity. As a result, a significantly better spectral quality is achieved. The laser will be used to measure the vertical wind in gravity waves in the mesosphere. Starting next spring, it will replace the 13-year-old laser that measures daytime temperature and noctilucent clouds.
Contact: Dr. Gerd Baumgarten