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Operating the APD SP114 at the LLR station in Grasse
Author(s): Ulrich Schreiber; Karl-Heinz Haufe; Jean-Francois Mangin; Jean-Marie Torre; Christian Veillet
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Paper Abstract

At the Wettzell Laser Ranging System (WLRS, Germany), the Avalanche Photodiode SP114 was operated successfully at a wavelength of 532 nm as well as at 1.064 micrometers . The detector was found to have a high sensitivity, a high accuracy and was convenient to use. To analyze it's sensitivity in detail, a common experiment was planned and carried out, at the Lunar Laser Ranging Station in Grasse (France). This ranging experiment to the most demanding targets allowed a direct comparison between the well known characteristics of the RCA 31034a photomultiplier and the SP114. Under varying configurations, measurements were taken from all lunar targets. It was found, that the SP114 had a sensitivity and accuracy far above the photomultiplier.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2310, Lidar Techniques for Remote Sensing, (9 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.195870
Show Author Affiliations
Ulrich Schreiber, Fundamentalstation Wettzell (Germany)
Karl-Heinz Haufe, Fundamentalstation Wettzell (Germany)
Jean-Francois Mangin, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur (France)
Jean-Marie Torre, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur (France)
Christian Veillet, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2310:
Lidar Techniques for Remote Sensing
Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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