Conventional approaches to sampling signals or images follow Shannon's theorem: the sampling rate must be at least twice the maximum frequency present in the signal (Nyquist rate). In the field of data conversion, standard analog-to-digital converter (ADC) technology implements the usual quantized Shannon representation - the signal is uniformly sampled at… (More)

We present results from 200 hours of operation of an atmospheric super test beam system developed for the Pierre Auger Observatory. The approximate optical equivalence is that of a 100 EeV air shower. This new system combines a Raman backscatter LIDAR receiver with a calibrated pulsed UV laser system to generate a test beam in which the number of photons in… (More)