LIDAR and Ranging

The success of VCSEL technology has led to their use in a wide range of sensing, imaging, scanning and ranging applications across multiple fields - machine vision, automotive, scientific and medical.


Light detection and ranging systems, better known as LIDAR, are powered by laser based distance measurements of surrounding objects. As a key piece of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), these systems visualize ever-changing environments to provide data for semi-autonomous and fully-autonomous vehicles and robots. VCSELs are a key component of high-resolution, solid-state LIDAR, which are typically higher-resolution, smaller in size and lower in power, bit much shorter range, than more conventional scanning LIDAR systems.


Lidar Market - Source: Yole Developpement
Source: Yole Developpement