Probability of detection and postdetection integration efficiency are formulated and calculated for pulses that are partially correlated. For high probabilities of detection, substantial gain may be obtained for a coherent lidar system applied to diffuse target returns when a small number of pulses are integrated.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Jon Y. Wang, "Postdetection pulse integration efficiency of a scanning lidar," Appl. Opt. 27, 3638-3644 (1988)