Integrated Optics targets LiDAR with a new project - LASAS
At the beginning of September, Integrated Optics launched a new R&D project LASAS, which is funded by the European Union Support Program ‘Intelektas. Bendri mokslo-verslo projektai’ (‘Intelligence. Joint Scientific-Business Projects’) and administered by VsI ‘Lietuvos verslo paramos agentūra’ (Public Enterprise ‘Lithuanian Business Support Agency’).
Integrated Optics has already set a foundation in this area. The company has developed a range of passive Q-Switch type micro-lasers for conventional scanning LiDARs systems, an official launch of additional products is scheduled for the year 2019. The accumulated knowledge has prompted Integrated Optics’ engineers to take on a new project with the following aims: create a series of short-pulse lasers at least with matching parameters for lasers sources already available on the market; to develop a higher level of production process automation - something that has not been demonstrated in the production of lasers in this category yet. And as usual, Integrated Optics’ products stand for a benchmark of compactness. During the project Integrated Optics plans to expand R&D infrastructure, mastering knowledge of fiber optic laser technologies, and develop products that will enhance the competitiveness of the company, the country, and the region in the area of LiDAR applications.
The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
|Project title||Laser Sources for Scanning of Surroundings|
|Project owner||Integrated Optics, UAB|
|The total value of the project||1,123,810.28 €|
|Contribution from ERDF||730,153.76 €|
|Beginning||15th of June 2018|
|End||30th of June 2021|