Abstract

Based on a random interleaved optical pulse sequence consisting of wavelength-time quantum states, we have established a quantum lidar model. Multiple quantum states are used as a detection tool for the interception and interference of a target, and multiple wavelengths spanning the ultraviolet to near-infrared waveband are used to avoid interference and improve the detection efficiency. We elaborate upon the working principle of the entire quantum lidar detection system and demonstrate its feasibility through simulations, thereby establishing a foundation for the application of quantum lidar systems aboard satellite platforms at long distances from the high-precision detection of targets.

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