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High resolution ladar using time-correlated single-photon counting
Author(s): Ove Steinvall; Lars Sjöqvist; Markus Henriksson; Per Jonsson
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Paper Abstract

Range profiling with high resolution and accuracy can be accomplished using single-photon counting time-of-flight techniques. Detection of target surfaces with high resolution is of importance for several remote sensing applications. The use of laser pulses in the picosecond regime, single-photon avalanche photodiodes and acquisition electronics with high timing resolution provides the tools for improving the range accuracy. This paper gives examples of measured surface profiles and compares the results with simplified theoretical models. The results are discussed with respect to some applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2008
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 6950, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XIII, 695002 (13 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.778323
Show Author Affiliations
Ove Steinvall, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
Lars Sjöqvist, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
Markus Henriksson, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
Per Jonsson, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6950:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XIII
Monte D. Turner; Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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