Newsletter | November 6, 2023

11.06.23 -- Everybody Loves LiDAR

FROM THE EDITOR

Everybody Loves LiDAR

LiDAR – is there anything it can’t do? Invented in the 1960s on the heels of the invention of the laser, LiDAR became commercially viable in the late 1980s. Today, it’s omnipresent, allowing us to do things we’ve never seen before in ways we never imagined.

SPOTLIGHT ON LIDAR/AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

IR Optics For Automotive Night Vision And ADAS

Thermal imaging night vision systems use the thermal energy (heat) emitted by all objects to allow for “sight,” even in complete darkness. This application note discusses the benefits of thermal sensors over standard vision systems in ADAS.

Remote Sensing With LiDAR Requires Optical Filter Trade-Offs

Engineers and designers working on LiDAR applications should consider critical filter issues early on.

LiDAR: Lasers Rule For Remote Distance Measurement

Autonomous vehicles, military ranging, atmospheric sensing, and traffic monitoring are just some of the applications for this versatile technique.

Traffic And Rail: Lenses For Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS)

Vision technologies in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) capture and analyze road, vehicle, and pedestrian data in real time, enhancing traffic management, monitoring, and road safety.

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Metal Additive Manufacturing: Laser Power Measurement During Machine Setup And Maintenance

Discover how customized laser beam measurement solutions reinforced a leading manufacturer's machines against power fluctuations and misalignments.

Optical Filters For 1,550 nm Light Sources In Sensing Applications

The 1,550 nm band can supplement or replace the 905 nm band in automotive LiDAR applications. HOYA offers superior filtration options for designers operating in both bands. 

Mechanical Dimensions Of Optical Filters

Understanding the mechanical dimensions of optical filters, particularly parameters like clear aperture and parallelism, is paramount for ensuring proper functionality.

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