Laser diode can be operated at up to 40A, outputs 125W for liDARs

November 12, 2018 // By Julien Happich
Osram's SPL DS90A_3 laser diode, aimed at LiDAR systems, can be operated at high currents up to 40A and achieves a typical output power of 125W.

The edge emitter scans the vicinity of the car with an infrared laser beam across a particular angle segment. The system uses the scans to create a high-resolution 3D map of the environment. This enables the technology to react to any traffic situation without losing valuable seconds. The laser is suitably qualified for use in automotive applications and offers impressively long life and high efficiency, says the manufacturer, while its compact dimensions allow for flexible system design within the vehicle.

“With this new laser we have succeeded in taking one of the key technologies for autonomous driving another step forward. Thanks to the higher output, the LiDAR system can reliably detect even small and poorly reflecting objects at big distances and take the necessary action in critical driving situations”, said Andreas Bauer, Marketing Manager for Lasers at Osram Opto Semiconductors.

Osram Opto Semiconductors - www.osram-os.com


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