OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 1998
  • pp: 7298–7304

Time-of-flight optical ranging system based on time-correlated single-photon counting

John S. Massa, Gerald S. Buller, Andrew C. Walker, Sergio Cova, Manikam Umasuthan, and Andrew M. Wallace  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 31, pp. 7298-7304 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.007298


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (137 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The design and implementation of a prototype time-of-flight optical ranging system based on the time-correlated single-photon-counting technique are described. The sensor is characterized in terms of its longitudinal and transverse spatial resolution, single-point measurement time, and long-term stability. The system has been operated at stand-off distances of 0.5–5 m, has a depth repeatability of <30 μm, and has a lateral spatial resolution of <500 μm.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(150.5670) Machine vision : Range finding
(150.6910) Machine vision : Three-dimensional sensing
(280.3400) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser range finder

History
Original Manuscript: May 13, 1998
Revised Manuscript: July 14, 1998
Published: November 1, 1998

Citation
John S. Massa, Gerald S. Buller, Andrew C. Walker, Sergio Cova, Manikam Umasuthan, and Andrew M. Wallace, "Time-of-flight optical ranging system based on time-correlated single-photon counting," Appl. Opt. 37, 7298-7304 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-31-7298


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. P. J. Besl, “Active optical imaging sensors,” Mach. Vision Appl. 1, 127–152 (1988). [CrossRef]
  2. D. V. O’Connor, D. Phillips, Time Correlated Single Photon Counting (Academic, London, 1984).
  3. J. S. Massa, G. S. Buller, A. C. Walker, J. L. Oudar, E. V. K. Rao, B. G. Sfez, R. Kuselewicz, “Evidence of carrier confinement in nonlinear GaAs/AlGaAs multiple quantum well microresonators fabricated using alloy mixing techniques,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 2205–2207 (1992). [CrossRef]
  4. J. S. Massa, G. S. Buller, A. C. Walker, J. Simpson, K. A. Prior, B. C. Cavenett, “Photoluminescence decay measurements of n- and p-type doped ZnSe grown by molecular beam epitaxy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 589–591 (1994). [CrossRef]
  5. G. Ripamonti, F. Zappa, S. Cova, “Effects of trap levels in single-photon optical time-domain reflectrometry—evaluation and correction,” J. Lightwave Technol. 10, 1398–1402 (1992). [CrossRef]
  6. J. S. Massa, A. M. Wallace, G. S. Buller, S. J. Fancey, A. C. Walker, “Laser depth measurement based on time-correlated single-photon counting,” Opt. Lett. 22, 543–545 (1997). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. B. T. Turko, J. A. Nairn, K. Sauer, “Single photon timing system for picosecond fluorescence lifetime measurements,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 54, 118–120 (1983). [CrossRef]
  8. Z. I. Alferov, A. B. Zuravlev, E. L. Portnoi, N. M. Stel’makh, “Picosecond pulses from Q-switched heterostructure injection lasers,” Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 12, 452–453 (1986).
  9. S. Cova, M. Ghioni, A. Lacaita, C. Samori, F. Zappa, “Avalanche photodiodes and quenching-circuits for single-photon detection,” Appl. Opt. 35, 1954–1976 (1996). [CrossRef]
  10. A. Lacaita, M. Ghioni, S. Cova, “Double epitaxy improves single-photon avalanche-diode performance,” Electron. Lett. 25, 841–843 (1989). [CrossRef]
  11. S. Cova, A. Lacaita, M. Ghioni, G. Ripamonti, T. A. Louis, “20ps timing resolution with single photon avalanche diodes,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 60, 1104–1110 (1989). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited