Executive Summary | Interest in commercializing Lidar technology for vision systems in autonomous vehicles is very high. Recent advancements in compact, low-cost and high-performance lasers have pushed Lidar technology to the brink of widespread adoption. Optical filters play an important role in the Lidar optical engine. Plasma Optik bandpass filter manufacturing efforts geared toward this application are discussed. Resolution limits of radar and Lidar technologies are compared. Practical vision system performance challenges are discussed as they relate to automotive Lidar applications.
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