Low-divergence high-power VCSEL arrays for lidar application

Mial E. Warren, David Podva, Preethi Dacha, Matthew K. Block, Christopher J. Helms, John Maynard, Richard F. Carson

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Development of multi-mode, high-power, large-aperture two-dimensional VCSEL arrays, operating at a nominal wavelength of 940nm, with highly stable beam profile will be presented. They are designed and fabricated using Trilumina's proprietary flip-chip-bondable back-side-emitting VCSEL array chip technology. We have demonstrated that a 150-element VCSEL chip array with the improved design shows divergence angle (FWHM) of less than 15°. Additionally, we have integrated this design into drive circuitry that allows us to achieve peak optical powers in excess of 400W.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XXII
EditorsChun Lei, Kent D. Choquette
ISBN (Electronic)9781510615892
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventVertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XXII 2018 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Jan 31 2018Feb 1 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceVertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XXII 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • integrated micro-lens
  • laser array
  • laser illumination
  • LiDAR
  • VCSEL array

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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