LIDAR

LIDAR

Elevating The Performance of
Ranging and Remote Sensing Systems

  • robust fiber lasers for LIDAR applications
  • widely deployed and proven in demanding LIDAR systems
  • highest performance to enable fast, high resolution, precision mapping
  • short pulses, narrow line widths, high peak powers, high rep rates

LIDAR

An acronym for light detection and ranging, LIDAR is a remote sensing method that uses pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distances) and generate precise, 3D data. The key component of a quality LIDAR system is the laser source transmitting the beam.

Spectra-Physics’ VGEN-SP and VGEN-ESP LIDAR fiber lasers incorporate state-of-the-art technology for top performance in technically demanding LIDAR and range finding applications. Our unique short-pulse fiber lasers boast high peak power levels and repetition rates, narrow spectral properties, and excellent beam quality, enabling high-altitude mapping with increased resolution, precision, SNR, and scanning time in top-tier airborne or mobile LIDAR systems.

VGEN-SP fiber laser for LIDAR

VGEN-SP

LIDAR Ytterbium Pulsed Fiber Lasers

LIDAR Applications

LIDAR remote sensing
Terrain, remote objects
VGEN-ESP
Erbium short pulse fiber lasers for LIDAR (1550 nm)
VGEN-SP
Ytterbium short pulse fiber lasers for LIDAR (1064 nm)

Lasers

ProductTypePulse WidthPowerWavelength
VGEN-ESP
Erbium short pulse fiber lasers for LIDAR (1550 nm)
Fiber 3–50 ns 2–5 W 1550 nm  
VGEN-SP
Ytterbium short pulse fiber lasers for LIDAR (1064 nm)
3 ns 10–20 W 1064 nm