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Glass diffuser with constant power density in 360° LIDAR illumination (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Dirk Hauschild; Yong Liang; Alexei Krasnaberski

Paper Abstract

The safe and reliable transportation of human beings and goods using Lidar becomes possible in case of simultaneously illuminating the 360° field of view (FOV) around the vehicle with a constant power density in all directions. Conventionally, a rotating mirror is widely used to reorient a constant-power laser beam at the target direction but not simultaneously in a 360° FOV. The key challenge in this application is creating a constant light intensity in all detectable directions at the same time. This can be tackled by combining four laser sources and corresponding micro-optical components that shape the light within a rectangular 120°x20° (horizontal and vertical directions) FOV.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2020
Proc. SPIE 11261, Components and Packaging for Laser Systems VI, 1126108 (11 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2545789
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Dirk Hauschild, LIMO GmbH (Germany)
Yong Liang, LIMO GmbH (Germany)
Alexei Krasnaberski, LIMO GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11261:
Components and Packaging for Laser Systems VI
Alexei L. Glebov; Paul O. Leisher, Editor(s)

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