4 November 2014 Long-range 3D single-photon imaging lidar system
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We describe a re-configurable scanning lidar system which can accommodate either a single element detector operating in a scanning mode or a 32 x 32 array detector operating in a non-scanning mode. The system uses a time-of-flight approach in conjunction with the single-photon counting technique to produce 3D images of non-cooperative targets at ranges of greater than one kilometre. Results of data acquired with a single-element detector in a scanning mode at 2.9 km and 4.6 km are reported. The field of view (FoV) was illuminated through a transmitter in a bi-static mode using 125 kHz repetition rate laser pulses at a wavelength of 1550 nm with an average optical power of 0.5W.
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Agata M. Pawlikowska, Agata M. Pawlikowska, Roger M. Pilkington, Roger M. Pilkington, Karen J. Gordon, Karen J. Gordon, Philip A. Hiskett, Philip A. Hiskett, Gerald S. Buller, Gerald S. Buller, Robert A. Lamb, Robert A. Lamb, } "Long-range 3D single-photon imaging lidar system", Proc. SPIE 9250, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications VIII; and Military Applications in Hyperspectral Imaging and High Spatial Resolution Sensing II, 925007 (4 November 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2066837; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2066837
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