A theory of the double-edge technique for lidar measurement of wind speed Doppler shifts was recently presented by Flesia and Korb [Appl. Opt. 38, 432 (1999)]. It is shown here that the technique proposed by Flesia and Korb to achieve equal responsivity to aerosol and Rayleigh backscatter signals was previously conceived and demonstrated by another group.
© 2000 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 16, 1999
Revised Manuscript: July 26, 1999
Published: February 20, 2000
Jack A. McKay, "Comment on “Theory of the double-edge molecular technique for Doppler lidar wind measurement”," Appl. Opt. 39, 993-996 (2000)