Availability of high peak power (8W) 860 and 940nm laser projectors for 3D Imaging applications for machine vision.
In this product the VCSEL arrays are used for IR illumination with a projection lens for projecting the spots on to the 3D imaging targets. Normally 860nm illuminators are used for indoors applications and 940nm illuminators for outdoor applications where solar background in present. Princeton Optronics VCSEL based projectors produce very high contrast spots which extends their detection range. The arrays typically have a wavelength bandwidth of +/- 5nm and an efficiency of >40%.
The typical applications for these projection illuminators are robotics and machine vision.