New applications for diode laser-based sensors in the automotive industry are described. Opportunities for MWIR and LWIR sources is highlighted. Heterodyne measurement techniques, allowing for sensitive room-temperature detection methods in the FIR, are described.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.3420) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser sensors
(140.5965) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers, quantum cascade
M. G. Allen, "Challenges and Opportunities for Next-Generation Diode Laser Active Sensing," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CThI3.
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