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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Feb. 25, 2013
  • pp: 5086–5098

Single-photon pulsed-light indirect time-of-flight 3D ranging

S. Bellisai, D. Bronzi, F. A. Villa, S. Tisa, A. Tosi, and F. Zappa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 5086-5098 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.005086


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Abstract

“Indirect” time-of-flight is one technique to obtain depth-resolved images through active illumination that is becoming more popular in the recent years. Several methods and light timing patterns are used nowadays, aimed at improving measurement precision with smarter algorithms, while using less and less light power. Purpose of this work is to present an indirect time-of-flight imaging camera based on pulsed-light active illumination and a 32 × 32 single-photon avalanche diode array with an improved illumination timing pattern, able to increase depth resolution and to reach single-photon level sensitivity.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5260) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon counting
(040.1240) Detectors : Arrays
(040.1490) Detectors : Cameras
(110.2970) Imaging systems : Image detection systems
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(040.1345) Detectors : Avalanche photodiodes (APDs)

ToC Category:
Detectors

History
Original Manuscript: November 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 25, 2013
Published: February 22, 2013

Citation
S. Bellisai, D. Bronzi, F. A. Villa, S. Tisa, A. Tosi, and F. Zappa, "Single-photon pulsed-light indirect time-of-flight 3D ranging," Opt. Express 21, 5086-5098 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-4-5086


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