The use of time-of-flight (TOF) system for distance measurement using low numbers of integrated photon returns was investigated. The technique uses the time-correlated single-photon counting. The results showed that a resolution of 3 mm can be achieved with only 10 photons scattered from the target, when an overall instrumental FWHM response of 34 ps was used. Maximum signal-to-background ratio, defined as the ratio of peak height to the background, was found to be essential for optimum exploitation of this technique.
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
|Event||2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference - Nice, France|
Duration: 10 Sep 2000 → 15 Sep 2000
|Conference||2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference|
|Abbreviated title||IQEC 2000|
|Period||10/09/00 → 15/09/00|