Sensors / Detectors Case Studies and White Papers

  1. A LiDAR Designer’s Guide To Sensor Technologies For Automotive/Mobility Systems
    7/31/2018

    How design engineers for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of LiDAR systems can choose between differing sensor technologies.

  2. The Race To The Starting Line: Edge-Emitting Diode Lasers vs. VCSELs For The Automotive Lidar Market
    3/13/2018

    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. 

  3. Thin-Film Interference Filters For LIDAR
    11/16/2017

    LIDAR is used for obstacle avoidance in autonomous vehicles, urban planning, security, infrastructure development, and other applications. This app note details how high-performance, ultra-narrowband interference filters improve LIDAR signal-to-noise ratios in specific applications.

  4. PbSe Infrared Detectors: It's Easier To Make A Detector Noise Limited System Than You Think
    6/5/2017

    The key to making an instrument detector noise limited instead of circuit noise limited is understanding the relationships between signal-to-noise ratio and bias voltage, and between optical frequency chopping and detector noise levels.

  5. Understanding Noise In Pyroelectric IR Detectors
    1/11/2017

    Since pyroelectric detectors are high output thermal devices, the noise output is typically the limiting item to their performance. This application note discusses the various sources of noise in these devices and how it can affect the performance in each application.

  6. Frequently Asked Questions: Infrared Detectors
    9/15/2016

    This white paper covers most frequently asked questions regarding infrared detectors, and provides the answers for each of them.

  7. Glossary Of Terms For Detectors
    9/15/2016

    This white paper comprises a list of terms and definitions related to detectors.

  8. Glossary Of Terms For LEDs And Photodiodes
    9/15/2016

    This white paper comprises a list of terms and definitions related to LEDs and Photodiodes.

  9. Practical Considerations For Near-IR LEDs
    9/15/2016

    This application note provides practical considerations for current driven LED devices.

  10. Frequency Comb Research Advances Using Tunable Diode Lasers
    8/12/2015

    The discovery of the optical frequency comb and the breakthrough work of Hänsch and Hall in refining the frequency comb technique have revolutionized the field of scientific metrology. In this application note, we will look more closely at how the so-called “microcombs” are generated and what the role of external cavity diode lasers (ECDLs) is in the microcomb generation process. We will briefly discuss how the microcomb is evolving into a compact, versatile tool with increasing application, for example, in the field of molecular spectroscopy. Although still maturing, the field of microcombs has the potential to transform various other disciplines, leading to compact comb generation platforms with numerous applications.