Next Generation Technologies to Enable High-Performance Low-Cost Lidar

This webinar by Sense Photonics describes two complementary technologies, discussing design trade-offs, the performance roadmap into the future, and remaining challenges.

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Overview

Lidar systems are used in diverse applications, including autonomous driving and industrial automation.

Despite the challenging requirements for these systems, most lidars in the market utilize legacy technologies such as scanning mechanisms, long-coherence-length or edge-emitting lasers, and avalanche photodiodes, and consequently offer limited performance and robustness at a relatively high price point.

Other systems propose to utilize esoteric technologies which face an uphill struggle towards manufacturability.

This talk describes two complementary technologies, leveraging on years of progress in adjacent industries. When combined with novel signal processing algorithms, these deliver a high-resolution, long-range and low-cost solid-state flash lidar system, breaking the performance envelope and resulting in a camera-like system.

We discuss design trade-offs, performance roadmap into the future and remaining challenges.