Measurements of the spatial uniformity of Hamamatsu H5783-06 photosensor modules were performed by the flying spot method. The results were used to simulate the influence of the photomultiplier tube on a lidar signal. A simple method for improving the spatial uniformity is proposed.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 23, 1998
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 1999
Published: August 20, 1999
Valentin Simeonov, Gilles Larcheveque, Philippe Quaglia, Hubert van den Bergh, and Bertrand Calpini, "Influence of the photomultiplier tube spatial uniformity on lidar signals," Appl. Opt. 38, 5186-5190 (1999)