LIDAR Lasers

LIDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, is a remote sensing application that uses pulsed laser light to measure variable distances to the earth.  A LIDAR system typically consist to 4 main components; 1.) a laser source; 2.) scanner and optics; 3.) photodetector and reciever electronics; 4.) position and navigation system.  The light generated from these laser sources and the information gathered from these other components are used to generate highly precise three-dimensional maps.



Item No.
Image
Manufacturer
Pulse Width
Wavelength (nm)
Wavelength
Output Power
Operation Mode
PQSY Series- 3.5W
PQSY Series- 3.5W
Bright Solutions10 to 15ns10301030up to 3.5WPulsed
PQSY Series- 2W
PQSY Series- 2W
Bright Solutions10 to 15ns10301030up to 2WPulsed
One-1030-100-10
One-1030-100-10
Bright Solutions3ns (+ or -1ns)10301030nm1WPulsed
FP2-355-2-10
FP2-355-2-10
Bright Solutions<1ns355355nmPulsed
FP2-532-25-5
FP2-532-25-5
Bright Solutions2.5ns + or - 0.3 ns532532nmPulsed
FP2-532-10-10
FP2-532-10-10
Bright Solutions1.3 + or - 0.2 ns532532nmPulsed
FP2-532-15-5
FP2-532-15-5
Bright Solutions1.3 + or - 0.2 ns532532nmPulsed
FP2-532-10-25
FP2-532-10-25
Bright Solutions2.5ns + or - 0.3 ns532532nmPulsed
FP2-532-20-1
FP2-532-20-1
Bright Solutions1.3 + or - 0.2 ns532532nmPulsed
SOL-05-532
SOL-05-532
Bright Solutions10 : 50ns532532nm5WPulsed
Wedge-HF-532
Wedge-HF-532
Bright Solutions700ps - 2ns532532nm1.5WPulsed
Wedge-XF-532
Wedge-XF-532
Bright Solutions400ps - 900ps532532nm0.5WPulsed
SOL-10-532
SOL-10-532
Bright Solutions10 : 60ns532532nm10WPulsed
Wedge-HF-532
Wedge-HF-532
Bright Solutions700ps - 2ns532532nm1.5WPulsed
FP2-532-40-0.8
FP2-532-40-0.8
Bright Solutions2.5ns + or - 0.3 ns532532nmPulsed
FP2-532-5-0.5
FP2-532-5-0.5
Bright Solutions500ps532532nmPulsed
FP2-532-20-0.1
FP2-532-20-0.1
Bright Solutions1.25ns532532nmPulsed
Wedge-HB-532
Wedge-HB-532
Bright Solutions0.9 - 1.2ns532532nmPulsed
Wedge-XF-532
Wedge-XF-532
Bright Solutions400ps - 900ps532532nm0.5WPulsed
Wedge-XB-532
Wedge-XB-532
Bright Solutions<1.5ns532532nm2WPulsed
SOL-03-532
SOL-03-532
Bright Solutions10 to 60ns532532nm3WPulsed
AIRTRAC
AIRTRAC
Arete Associates6 - 18ns10641064 nm1.5WPulsed
AIRTRAC
AIRTRAC
Arete Associates6 - 18ns10641064nm1.5WPulsed
FP2-1064-8-8
FP2-1064-8-8
Bright Solutions800ps10641064nmPulsed
FP2-1064-30-0.5
FP2-1064-30-0.5
Bright Solutions~1.5ns10641064nmPulsed
Wedge-HB-1064
Wedge-HB-1064
Bright Solutions0.9 - 1.2ns10641064nmPulsed
SOL-04
SOL-04
Bright Solutions60 to 80ns10641064nm4WPulsed
SOL-10
SOL-10
Bright Solutions10 : 50ns10641064nm10WPulsed
SOL-20
SOL-20
Bright Solutions6 : 35ns10641064nm20WPulsed
SOL-06
SOL-06
Bright Solutions10 to 60ns10641064nm6WPulsed
Wedge-XF-1064
Wedge-XF-1064
Bright Solutions500ps to 1ns10641064nm1WPulsed
Wedge-HF
Wedge-HF
Bright Solutions700ps - 2.5ns10641064nm4WPulsed
SOL-30
SOL-30
Bright Solutions6 : 35ns10641064nm30WPulsed
SOL-40
SOL-40
Bright Solutions6 : 34ns10641064nm40WPulsed
Wedge-XF-1064
Wedge-XF-1064
Bright Solutions500ps to 1ns10641064nm1WPulsed
Wedge-HF
Wedge-HF
Bright Solutions700ps - 2.5ns10641064nm4WPulsed
FP2-1064-1-150
FP2-1064-1-150
Bright Solutions500ps10641064nmPulsed
Wedge-XB-1064
Wedge-XB-1064
Bright Solutions<1.5ns10641064nm4WPulsed
Lapa-80
Lapa-80
Beamtech10ns10641064nmPulsed
FP2-1064-1-150
FP2-1064-1-150
RPMC500ps10641064nmPulsed
FP2-1064-40-10
FP2-1064-40-10
Bright Solutions2.5ns to 0.3 ns10641064nmPulsed
FP2-1064-60-5
FP2-1064-60-5
Bright Solutions2.5ns + or - 0.3 ns10641064nmPulsed
FP2-1064-100-0.8
FP2-1064-100-0.8
Bright Solutions2.5ns + or - 0.3 ns10641064nmPulsed
FP2-1064-25-10
FP2-1064-25-10
Bright Solutions1.3 + or - 0.2 ns10641064nmPulsed
FP2-1064-50-1
FP2-1064-50-1
Bright Solutions1.3 + or - 0.2 ns10641064nmPulsed
BLM-1534
BLM-1534
Bright Solutions4 to 10 ns15341534 nm1 mWPulsed
SOL-05-1572
SOL-05-1572
Bright Solutions10ns - 20ns15721572nm5WPulsed
Wedge-XF-1572
Wedge-XF-1572
Bright Solutions700ps to 1ns15721572nmPulsed
Wedge-HB-1572
Wedge-HB-1572
Bright Solutions<2.5ns15721572nmPulsed
Wedge-XB-1572
Wedge-XB-1572
Bright Solutions<2.5ns15721572nmPulsed
Wedge-XF-1572
Wedge-XF-1572
Bright Solutions700ps to 1ns15721572nmPulsed
Wedge-HF-1572
Wedge-HF-1572
Bright Solutions1ns to 3ns15721572nm0.5WPulsed

A wide range of laser wavelengths, from the visible to near-IR, are used for LIDAR applications.  532nm to 1um wavelengths have cost benefits, but can be hazardous to the eye if the beam is not expanded to an acceptable diameter that makes it compliant with eye-safe regulations.  An alternative approach is to use a laser configured at the 1.5um wavelength, as 1.5um light does not get focused in the eye and is therefore considered to be eye-safe.  1.5um laser sources are often used in applications that use long distances and require less accuracy.  For airborne topographic mapping a wavelength in the 1um regime is often used, in which case the beam is expanded large enough to be considered eye-safe.  Bathymetric applications or applications where you are shooting through clouds,  a frequency doubled 532nm lidar laser source is often used , as the visible wavelength is needed to transmit through water.

 

LIDAR has found a home in a variety of industries including agriculture, archeology, automotive, biology and conservation, atmospheric remote sensing and metrology, military, mining, surveying and many more.  In the agriculture industry LIDAR is used to map terrains, or to tell farmers where they should be distributing their costly fertilizers; in the automotive industry LIDAR is used for obstacle detection and avoidance; in biology and conservation LIDAR is used to monitor forest canopy heights or deforestation; in atmospheric remote sensing and metrology LIDAR is used to measure winds, study clouds or aerosols; the military uses LIDAR for autonomous vehicle guidance and  for identifying possible targets; in mining LIDAR is used to map excavated areas to determine volume removal, and in surveying LIDAR is used for mapping building and surrounding areas for future development.

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