1 February 2018
Lumentum showcases 3D sensing solutions at Photonics West
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At SPIE Photonics West 2018 in San Francisco (30 January – 1 February), optical and photonic optical component and subsystem maker Lumentum Holdings Inc of Milpitas, CA, USA has showcased its latest photonics-based products supporting the dynamic 3D sensing, industrial diode laser and commercial laser markets.
Lumentum has a wide range of diode laser products for 3D sensing applications and has developed partnerships with companies supporting the growing 3D sensing market. Several of these had information and displays of products incorporating Lumentum's diode lasers in the Lumentum booth.
Lumentum partner Himax, with its SLiM module for mobile device platforms, incorporates a Lumentum diode laser, wafer-level optics (WLO), laser drivers, diffractive optical elements (DOE) and additional semiconductor components for Face ID facial authentication.
Another 3D sensing partner, Orbbec, uses Lumentum diode lasers in its Astra Mini camera. This highly compact platform is suitable for a wide range of settings, including gesture control, robotics, 3D scanning, and point cloud development for mobile devices ranging from schools to industrial environments, and even retail locations.
Lumentum diode lasers support Occipital’s Structure Sensor for mobile devices and enable applications such as 3D scanning, large-scale 3D mapping of rooms and buildings, and inside-out positional tracking for AR/VR headsets. Occipital also uses Lumentum diode lasers for its Bridge headset for mixed-reality, where users can see virtual content mixed seamlessly with their real-world environment.
Lumentum’s fiber-coupled pump lasers are used worldwide in demanding industrial applications including fiber-laser pumping and materials processing.
The ST2 200W fiber-coupled diode pump laser is now in high-volume production and deployed at customers globally. Introduced at Photonics West 2017, the ST2 recently completed a 10,000-hour reliability test ensuring endurance and power stability to withstand prolonged use in harsh manufacturing settings. Lumentum also has a full portfolio of fiber-coupled devices leveraging the low-cost L4 platform.