Meet the Team: Brian Caliva, Product Design & Development Manager

We recently sat down with Brian Caliva, Product Design & Development Manager, whose role embodies much of Lasertel's core goal: meet exceptional quality requirements while getting products out the door that are specific to our customers' unique needs. Talented team members like Brian, working efficiently between engineering and production teams to meet desired customer specifications, help Lasertel accomplish this goal.

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Meet the Team: Prabhu Thiagarajan, VP Engineering, On Overcoming Technical Barriers in Lidar

Dr. Prabhu Thiagarajan, Lasertel’s VP of Engineering, is working with some of the leading automotive companies and system integrators in the market to bring the driverless vehicle to widespread adoption.

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Automated Vehicles Symposium—In Review

Last month, Lasertel’s Key Account Manager Rollin Roos attended the Automated Vehicles Symposium in San Francisco, led by the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Transportation Research Board, part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEMTRB).

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Meet the Team: Jean Michel Maillard, Optical Engineer

Jean Michel Maillard is a key player on the Lasertel team for VCSEL (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser) technology and product development. As an optical engineer, his approach to design involves building a trusting partnership with customers to help them reach their technical and cost goals—and it's working well.

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Lidar by the Numbers

Why lidar?

Radar and lidar are two technologies that appear in current driver-assistance hardware. Autonomous driver assistance systems increase a driver’s awareness of surrounding factors that present safety risks. Both work on the principle of measuring the “time-of-flight” of an electromagnetic wave from the moment it leaves the source to the moment the wave is detected by the sensor, after having reflected from any objects in the foreground.

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What Medical System Manufacturers Should Know About the New T6Air™ Lightweight Array

New product improves ease and use of reliability of medical laser systems

Lasertel has recently launched a new product in the fluid cooled laser diode array product family, the T6Air™. This lightweight array addresses two main issues: weight and reliability. VP of Engineering, Prabhu Thiagarajan shares what the T6Air™ lightweight array offers for medical laser systems.

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Lasertel Launches New T6Air™ Lightweight Array for Medical Laser Systems

Tucson, AZ — Lasertel, a Leonardo company and leading U.S. supplier of custom laser diodes, is proud to announce the release of the T6Air™. This lightweight fluid cooled laser diode array is designed with Lasertel micro optics technology, replacing bulky waveguides to offer a compact, lighter solution for handheld medical devices.

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Lasertel to Release Two New Products at Laser World of Photonics in Munich

Tucson, AZ — Lasertel, a Leonardo company and leading U.S. supplier of custom laser diodes, is proud to announce the release of two new direct diode laser illuminators. The laser products are engineered for short and long range lidar (light imaging, detection, and ranging) systems for self-driving cars.

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XPONENTIAL Debrief: Lidar and Autonomous Vehicles

This past month, thousands of attendees converged at AUVSI XPONENTIAL, the prominent unmanned vehicle conference and exhibit. Lasertel’s Rollin Roos and Jean Michel Maillard presented a technical talk, Increasing Field of View and Reducing Cost for Laser Sources for Lidar, and met with system integrators in both automotive and UAV to better understand emerging demands for laser systems.

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