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Characterization of signal-induced artifacts in photomultiplier tubes for underwater lidar applications
Author(s): Brian M. Concannon; V. Michael Contarino; David M. Allocca; Linda J. Mullen
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Paper Abstract

Many single shot, single pixel underwater LIDAR systems employ high performance photo-multiplier tubes (PMTs) in their receivers. While PMTs offer high gain with a low noise factor, the dynamic range of the output signal is limited by signal induced artifacts. These artifacts include decaying signals with long time constants and short duration `ghost reflection' signals. This paper will characterize the signal-induced artifacts for various single pixel PMTs with different photo-cathode materials and dynode materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3761, Airborne and In-Water Underwater Imaging, (28 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366478
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Brian M. Concannon, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
V. Michael Contarino, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
David M. Allocca, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Linda J. Mullen, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3761:
Airborne and In-Water Underwater Imaging
Gary D. Gilbert, Editor(s)

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