Range measurement photon by photon

J.G. Walker, S Seward, P.R. Tapster, JG Rarity

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The possible use of parametric fluorescence photon slipping in range measurement experiments is described. In the proposed method a CW laser is used and the return travel time of individual photons is used to estimate the range. A signal to noise ratio analysis is presented and comparisons are made with the conventional optical method of pulsed range finding. Conditions under which a photon splitting technique could be advantageous are established
Translated title of the contributionRange measurement photon by photon
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75 - 82
Number of pages8
JournalQuantum Optics
Volume1 (1)
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1989

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Publisher: IoP

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  • Photonics and Quantum


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