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Photomultiplier and avalanche photodiode detection performance for LiDAR application to environment studies

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Abdelkrim Kedadra

Centre de Développement des Technologies Avancées (CDTA), BP 17, Cité 20 Août 1956, Baba Hassen 16303, Alger, Algeria

Mohammed Traïche

Centre de Développement des Technologies Avancées (CDTA), BP 17, Cité 20 Août 1956, Baba Hassen 16303, Alger, Algeria

J. Appl. Remote Sens. 8(1), 083568 (Aug 14, 2014). doi:10.1117/1.JRS.8.083568
History: Received May 10, 2014; Revised June 24, 2014; Accepted July 1, 2014
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Abstract.  We deal with two types of detectors utilized in LiDAR systems that remotely sense the environment. One is a photomultiplier, often used to detect visible light. The second is an avalanche photodiode used to sense the infrared. In this contribution, we explicitly formulate the signal-to-noise ratio and relate it to the applied polarizing voltage. Then, we show how to control the applied voltage for better performance of the detector.

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Abdelkrim Kedadra and Mohammed Traïche
"Photomultiplier and avalanche photodiode detection performance for LiDAR application to environment studies", J. Appl. Remote Sens. 8(1), 083568 (Aug 14, 2014). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.8.083568


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