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Ultrafast 3D imaging with single-photon detector array technologies (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Jonathan Leach; Max Tyler; Feng Zhu; Istvan Gyongy; Sam Hutchings; Robert Henderson

Paper Abstract

Single-photon detector array technologies have advanced significantly in recent years. Cameras now exist that are not only sensitive to single photons but the individual pixels in the sensor provide photon time-of-arrival information the picosecond regime. Such unprecedented sensitivity and temporal resolution opens up a number of exiting new applications, such as light-in-flight imaging, looking around corners with laser echoes, and seeing through dense scattering media. I will discuss the recent developments of the camera technology and discuss our latest results. I will give details of our latest field trials, where we have been using single-photon detector array sensors to see through fog and smoke. I will also discuss our latest results for high-speed imaging in three dimensions. The latest sensor is able to capture 3D data at frame rates greater than 1000 frames per second. This technology is relevant for the analysis of rapidly changing systems where three dimensional information is necessary.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 2019
Proc. SPIE 11163, Emerging Imaging and Sensing Technologies for Security and Defence IV, 1116302 (18 October 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2537105
Show Author Affiliations
Jonathan Leach, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Max Tyler, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Feng Zhu, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Istvan Gyongy, The Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Sam Hutchings, The Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Robert Henderson, The Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11163:
Emerging Imaging and Sensing Technologies for Security and Defence IV
Gerald S. Buller; Richard C. Hollins; Robert A. Lamb; Martin Laurenzis, Editor(s)

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