Modeling of direct detection Doppler wind lidar. I. The edge technique.

@article{McKay1998ModelingOD,
  title={Modeling of direct detection Doppler wind lidar. I. The edge technique.},
  author={Jack A McKay},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={1998},
  volume={37 27},
  pages={6480-6}
}
Analytic models, based on a convolution of a Fabry-Perot etalon transfer function with a Gaussian spectral source, are developed for the shot-noise-limited measurement precision of Doppler wind lidars based on the edge filter technique by use of either molecular or aerosol atmospheric backscatter. The Rayleigh backscatter formulation yields a map of theoretical sensitivity versus etalon parameters, permitting design optimization and showing that the optimal system will have a Doppler… CONTINUE READING

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