Company to Demonstrate Award-Winning Products and New Optical Power Transfer and Disinfection Innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show, January 5 – 8, 2022 in Las Vegas, NV — West Hall Exhibition Booth 3423
GOLETA, Calif., December 15, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KYOCERA SLD Laser, Inc. (KSLD), a world leader in commercialization of laser light sources, has announced the introduction of the world’s first LaserLightTM engines that deliver dynamic white and infrared (IR) night vision illumination along with sensing and LiFi communication functionality for automotive and consumer applications. The company will demonstrate its award winning products, new LaserLight engines, and recent innovations in optical power transfer and lighting disinfection at the Consumer Electronics Show January 5 – 8, 2022.
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Following KSLD’s highly successful white LaserLight product launch into automotive headlights in 2019, the company is now introducing LaserLight engines that feature dual white/IR emission to fuse multiple critical functionalities including dynamic white lighting and infrared night vision illumination that can be combined with sensing and LiFi communications. The high brightness collimated white light provides 1 km beam distance while independently delivering IR illumination for night vision cameras to enable maximum machine vision visibility and safety. White/IR dual emission sources are critical for all mobility applications including automotive, avionics, drones, railway, and marine. In the consumer and professional product space, the dual emission sources will find application in portable lighting products, night vision illuminators, and rangefinders for recreation and outdoor, search & rescue, and security applications. Until now, dual emission white/IR sources have not been possible because LEDs and legacy lamp-based light sources are unable to deliver high brightness white and IR emission from the same point source, and they are incapable of being modulated at the high speeds required for accurate sensing and fast data rates.
The illumination pattern of KSLD’s LaserLight engines can be electronically adjusted on-demand for efficient and high precision dynamic beam shaping. In sensing and imaging, the fast temporal response of KSLD’s LaserLight enables high-resolution ranging at distances over 250 meters for automotive ADAS systems as well as consumer rangefinding applications. Beyond single-point depth sensing, the LaserLight engines can be combined with imaging sensors to facilitate full 3D LiDAR systems. To support the future of wireless connectivity, the LaserLight engines deliver high-speed, secure, efficient, RF-free LiFi communication with data rates exceeding 1 gigabit per second for mobility applications including car-to-x exterior, vehicle interiors, airplane cabins, as well as future smart cities, healthcare, secure facilities, and smart factories. By providing both white and IR from the same source and combining dynamic lighting, accurate sensing, and high speed communication, KSLD’s LaserLight engines enable customers to commercialize potent intelligent illumination systems. These LaserLight engines can be configured for customer specific applications and have exciting potential to be performance optimized using artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Beyond lighting, sensing, and communication, KSLD will demonstrate the world’s first optical power …….