Illumination Sources

Leonardo Electronics US offers a line of illumination sources for camera systems and Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS). The High Beam™ and Low Beam™ products offer integrated control electronics, laser diode source and beam shaping optics in a single module. Optimized for performance and cost, both products offer a range of configurable options including variable power, wavelength and application-defined beam shapes and are based on Leonardo’s VCSEL or edge-emitting laser diodes. 

Key Features

  • 760nm to 1700nm
  • Integrated system with electronics, laser source and beam shaping
  • Short pulses, <20ns
  • VCSEL or edge emitting laser diode sources
  • Application defined power, wavelength
  • Customizable beam shapes


Your Laser Starts Here

Customizable Packages

Leonardo's laser diodes are manufactured in our US-based ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016, AS 9100C and IATF 16949:2016 certified facility. In addition, Leonardo offers custom packaging options that can be AEC Q102 qualified.


High Beam™

10kW Peak Power in 20nsec Pulses


Low Beam™

3kW Peak Power in 5nsec Pulses


Additional Resources

Tier 1 automotive suppliers are pursuing multiple approaches to lidar in order to meet volume, power, eye safety, and reliability requirements. Advancements in VCSEL and edge emitter laser diode technology are enabling solid-state lidar to become a key technology for mass deployment of Automated Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) at higher levels of autonomous driving.

To learn more, watch our on demand webinar, Ultra-short Pulse NIR and SWIR Laser Diode Illuminators for Automotive Lidar