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Next-generation 3D sensing applications enabled with edge-emitting laser diodes (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Andre Wong
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Paper Abstract

Increasingly, 3D sensing is becoming a ubiquitous technology – especially in consumer applications. Underlying this trajectory are diode lasers that emit light to measure, examine, and assess the world. There are two diode laser types: vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL), and edge emitters. Each laser with characteristics ideal for specific tasks. Reliability, consistency, and the ability to scale are critical for the demanding consumer markets. Even in the most severe environments – undersea -- diode lasers keep Internet traffic flowing. This presentation will examine diode laser history, recent gaming uses, and current-day gesture and facial recognition for smartphones. Also, promise for autonomous driving.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2019
Proc. SPIE 10940, Light-Emitting Devices, Materials, and Applications, 109400S (4 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2511328
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Andre Wong, Lumentum (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10940:
Light-Emitting Devices, Materials, and Applications
Jong Kyu Kim; Michael R. Krames; Martin Strassburg, Editor(s)

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