Real-time computational photon-counting LiDAR

Edgar, M., Johnson, S. , Phillips, D. and Padgett, M. (2018) Real-time computational photon-counting LiDAR. Optical Engineering, 57(3), 031304. (doi: 10.1117/1.OE.57.3.031304)

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The availability of compact, low-cost, and high-speed MEMS-based spatial light modulators has generated widespread interest in alternative sampling strategies for imaging systems utilizing single-pixel detectors. The development of compressed sensing schemes for real-time computational imaging may have promising commercial applications for high-performance detectors, where the availability of focal plane arrays is expensive or otherwise limited. We discuss the research and development of a prototype light detection and ranging (LiDAR) system via direct time of flight, which utilizes a single high-sensitivity photon-counting detector and fast-timing electronics to recover millimeter accuracy three-dimensional images in real time. The development of low-cost real time computational LiDAR systems could have importance for applications in security, defense, and autonomous vehicles.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Padgett, Professor Miles and Edgar, Dr Matthew and Johnson, Dr Steven and Phillips, Dr David
Authors: Edgar, M., Johnson, S., Phillips, D., and Padgett, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Optical Engineering
ISSN (Online):1560-2303
Published Online:29 December 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
First Published:First published in Optical Engineering 57(3): 031304
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy
Data DOI:10.5525/gla.researchdata.565

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
6672319UK Quantum Technology Hub in Enhanced Quantum ImagingMiles PadgettEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/M01326X/1S&E P&A - PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY