Long-range 3D single-photon imaging lidar system

Agata M. Pawlikowska, Roger M. Pilkington, Karen J. Gordon, Philip A. Hiskett, Gerald S. Buller, Robert A. Lamb

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications VIII; and Military Applications in Hyperspectral Imaging and High Spatial Resolution Sensing II
EditorsG Kamerman, O Steinvall, GJ Bishop, A Killey, JD Gonglewski
Place of PublicationBellingham
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventConference on Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications VIII; and Military Applications in Hyperspectral Imaging and High Spatial Resolution Sensing II - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 22 Sep 201423 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING
Volume9250
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceConference on Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications VIII; and Military Applications in Hyperspectral Imaging and High Spatial Resolution Sensing II
CountryNetherlands
Period22/09/1423/09/14

Keywords

  • lidar
  • laser distance ranging
  • single-photon counting

Cite this

Pawlikowska, A. M., Pilkington, R. M., Gordon, K. J., Hiskett, P. A., Buller, G. S., & Lamb, R. A. (2014). Long-range 3D single-photon imaging lidar system. In G. Kamerman, O. Steinvall, GJ. Bishop, A. Killey, & JD. Gonglewski (Eds.), Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications VIII; and Military Applications in Hyperspectral Imaging and High Spatial Resolution Sensing II (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 9250). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2066837