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Single photon imaging and timing array sensor apparatus and method

United States Patent

June 24, 2003
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An apparatus and method are disclosed for generating a three-dimension image of an object or target. The apparatus is comprised of a photon source for emitting a photon at a target. The emitted photons are received by a photon receiver for receiving the photon when reflected from the target. The photon receiver determines a reflection time of the photon and further determines an arrival position of the photon on the photon receiver. An analyzer is communicatively coupled to the photon receiver, wherein the analyzer generates a three-dimensional image of the object based upon the reflection time and the arrival position.
Smith; R. Clayton (Boulder, CO)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
09/ 977,873
October 15, 2001
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under Contract Number W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the United States Department of Energy to The Regents of the University of California. The Government has certain rights in the invention.