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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2002
  • pp: 5073–5077

Expanding the dynamic range of a lidar receiver by the method of dynode-signal collection

Grigorii P. Kokhanenko, Ioganes E. Penner, and Vitalii S. Shamanaev  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 24, pp. 5073-5077 (2002)

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A method of lidar data collection by simultaneous registration of signals from the anode and several dynodes of the photomultiplier is suggested. The dynamic range of the receiver has been extended as many as 5 orders of magnitude in the case of cloud sensing. The stable operation under strong background illumination is possible without losses in fine signal structure.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.5250) Detectors : Photomultipliers
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(230.5160) Optical devices : Photodetectors
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar

Original Manuscript: December 10, 2001
Revised Manuscript: May 3, 2002
Published: August 20, 2002

Grigorii P. Kokhanenko, Ioganes E. Penner, and Vitalii S. Shamanaev, "Expanding the dynamic range of a lidar receiver by the method of dynode-signal collection," Appl. Opt. 41, 5073-5077 (2002)

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