Illumination Sources

Leonardo Electronics US offers a line of illumination sources for camera systems, lidar and Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS). Our products provide integrated control electronics, laser diode source, and beam shaping optics in a single module. Leonardo products are optimized for performance and cost and offer a range of configurable options, including variable power, wavelength, and application-defined beam shapes. They 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.


Additional Resources

Tier 1 automotive suppliers are pursuing multiple lidar approaches to meet volume, power, eye safety, and reliability requirements. Advancements in VCSEL and edge emitter laser diode technology enable 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