Nov 16, 2018

White Paper: Infrared Illumination for Time-of-Flight Applications

Category: Automotive, Display, Flash, Illumination

High frequency operation of infrared light sources is rapidly gaining interest for various Time-of-Flight applications in automotive, industrial and consumer segments. Due to the fast switching requirements of these applications, mostly Vertical Surface Emitting LASERS (VCSELs) are being considered. VCSEL technology however also comes with its drawbacks including mass volume availability, required eye-safety measures and high cost. Lumileds has demonstrated LUXEON IR Domed and LUXEON IR Compact LEDs can be an ideal alternative to VCSEL technology for Time-of-Flight applications operating up to 40 MHz.