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We describe a scanning time-of-flight system which uses the time-correlated single-photon counting technique to produce three-dimensional depth images of distant, noncooperative surfaces when these targets are illuminated by a kHz to MHz repetition rate pulsed laser source. The data for the scene are acquired using a scanning optical system and an… (More)
The new generation of 3D imaging systems based on laser radar (ladar) offers significant advantages in defense and security applications. In particular, it is possible to retrieve 3D shape information directly from the scene and separate a target from background or foreground clutter by extracting a narrow depth range from the field of view by range gating,… (More)
We have used an InGaAs/InP single-photon avalanche diode detector module in conjunction with a time-of-flight depth imager operating at a wavelength of 1550 nm, to acquire centimeter resolution depth images of low signature objects at stand-off distances of up to one kilometer. The scenes of interest were scanned by the transceiver system using pulsed laser… (More)
We have developed a robust, BB84, 850 nm wavelength, gigahertz clock, phase encoding quantum key distribution system. This has been analyzed using a number of single-photon detectors and tested against predictions from our theoretical model.
We report a photon-counting depth imager with sub-centimeter resolution of low-signature targets at kilometer range. The system exploited a Peltier-cooled InGaAs/InP single-photon detector module and a 1550 nm wavelength pulsed laser with sub-milliwatt average powers.