3D LIDAR imaging using Ge-on-Si single–photon avalanche diode detectors

Kuzmenko, K. et al. (2020) 3D LIDAR imaging using Ge-on-Si single–photon avalanche diode detectors. Optics Express, 28(2), pp. 1330-1344. (doi: 10.1364/OE.383243)

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Abstract

We present a scanning light detection and ranging (LIDAR) system incorporating an individual Ge-on-Si single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) detector for depth and intensity imaging in the short-wavelength infrared region. The time-correlated single-photon counting technique was used to determine the return photon time-of-flight for target depth information. In laboratory demonstrations, depth and intensity reconstructions were made of targets at short range, using advanced image processing algorithms tailored for the analysis of single–photon time-of-flight data. These laboratory measurements were used to predict the performance of the single-photon LIDAR system at longer ranges, providing estimations that sub-milliwatt average power levels would be required for kilometer range depth measurements.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Funding: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/N003225/1, EP/K015338/1, EP/L024020/1, EP/M01326X/1, EP/N003446/1); Royal Academy of Engineering (RF/201718/17128, RF/201819/18/187).
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mirza, Dr Muhammad M A and Millar, Dr Ross and Ferre Llin, Dr Lourdes and Paul, Professor Douglas and Dumas, Dr Derek and Kirdoda, Mr Jaroslaw
Authors: Kuzmenko, K., Vines, P., Halimi, A., Collins, R. J., Maccarone, A., McCarthy, A., Greener, Z. M., Kirdoda, J., Dumas, D. C.S., Ferre Llin, L., Mirza, M. M., Millar, R. W., Paul, D. J., and Buller, G. S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Optics Express
Publisher:Optical Society of America
ISSN:1094-4087
ISSN (Online):1094-4087
Published Online:08 January 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Optical Society
First Published:First published in Optics Express 28(2): 1330-1344
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License
Data DOI:10.17861/f4f42c63-c6f6-4986-a69b-9e443f945fe9

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