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The Race To The Starting Line: Edge-Emitting Diode Lasers vs. VCSELs For The Automotive Lidar Market

By Lasertel

The Race To The Starting Line: Edge-Emitting Diode Lasers vs. VCSELs For The Automotive Lidar Market

The competition to be the leading diode laser source for automotive lidar is not a race to the top, but rather a race to the starting line. Before reaching the goal to implement lidar ADAS in consumer vehicles by 2020, there must be at least one year of certification and testing before going to market. This article compares edge-emitting diode technologies with VCSELs in the race to get out of R&D and into prototyping by 2019. Download the full paper for more in-depth information.