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Time-of-flight range profiling using time-correlated single-photon counting
Author(s): Lars Sjöqvist; Markus Henriksson; Per Jonsson; Ove Steinvall
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Paper Abstract

Optical range profiling with high resolution can be accomplished using single-photon counting time-of-flight techniques. Detection of optical surfaces with high resolution is of importance for several remote sensing applications. The use of laser pulses in the picosecond regime, single-photon detectors and acquisition electronics with high timing resolution provides the tools for improving the range accuracy. In this work a system based on time-of-flight range profiling using time-correlated single-photon counting techniques is described. The system is intended to be used for optical range profiling in field experiments. Experimental results from measurements on test targets are presented. Schemes for extraction of range information from the experimental temporal profile and results from performance modelling are briefly discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6738, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures IV, 67380N (23 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.737938
Show Author Affiliations
Lars Sjöqvist, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
Markus Henriksson, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
Per Jonsson, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
Ove Steinvall, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6738:
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures IV
David H. Titterton; Mark A. Richardson, Editor(s)

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