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Photon counting detector for satellite laser ranging with sub-picosecond timing stability
Author(s): Josef Blazej; Ivan Prochazka; Jan Kodet
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Paper Abstract

The concept and experimental results of photon counting detector package based on a single photon avalanche diode with active gating and quenching circuit are presented. The single shot timing resolution of time-correlated photon counting experiment is about 30 ps, however demonstrated long-time stability allows averaging for both indoor and satellite laser ranging or similar photon counting experiments. The picosecond laser is employed as signal source to demonstrate detector capability. The long term delay stability sub-picosecond range and small temperature drifts of all elements of measuring chain are crucial to obtain useful data for final satellite laser experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2013
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8872, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XIV, 88720R (17 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2023695
Show Author Affiliations
Josef Blazej, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Ivan Prochazka, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Jan Kodet, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Technical Univ. Munich (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8872:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XIV
Upendra N. Singh, Editor(s)

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