14 August 2014 Photomultiplier and avalanche photodiode detection performance for LiDAR application to environment studies
Author Affiliations +
J. of Applied Remote Sensing, 8(1), 083568 (2014). doi:10.1117/1.JRS.8.083568
Abstract
We deal with two types of detectors utilized in LiDAR systems that remotely sense the environment. One is a photomultiplier, often used to detect visible light. The second is an avalanche photodiode used to sense the infrared. In this contribution, we explicitly formulate the signal-to-noise ratio and relate it to the applied polarizing voltage. Then, we show how to control the applied voltage for better performance of the detector.
© 2014 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
Abdelkrim Kedadra, Mohammed Traïche, "Photomultiplier and avalanche photodiode detection performance for LiDAR application to environment studies," Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 8(1), 083568 (14 August 2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.8.083568
JOURNAL ARTICLE
15 PAGES


SHARE
KEYWORDS
Signal to noise ratio

Sensors

LIDAR

Avalanche photodiodes

Photomultipliers

Avalanche photodetectors

Signal detection

Back to Top