24 January 2024
ams OSRAM showcasing high-performance LEDs, lasers, sensors and ICs at Photonics West
In booth 5607 (Hall F) at the SPIE Photonics West 2024 exhibition in San Francisco’s Moscone Center (30 January–1 February), ams OSRAM GmbH of Premstätten, Austria and Munich, Germany is giving live demonstrations of its lighting and sensing products, while the firm’s experts are also headlining eight conference presentations on quantum dots, vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), UV-C LEDs and more.
Adding to existing photonics products including LEDs, VCSELs, edge-emitting lasers, CMOS image sensors and mixed-signal analog integrated circuits, ams OSRAM is debuting two new products:
- a new image sensor will offer power savings at high quantum efficiency for battery-powered AR/VR devices and other camera-based eye-tracking applications;
- a compact photodiode expands the company’s vital sign monitoring portfolio, allowing customers to optimize the power budget and extend battery life by reducing LED driving current.
“Our ten application demos and numerous conference presentations will illustrate how we work with customers to develop products,” says Conrad Rodriguez, senior VP of sales, Americas Region.
Power of Laser – LiDAR, Laser Illumination & Material Treatment
- LiDAR demonstration features a wavelength-stabilized infrared pulsed edge-emitting laser diode. The laser diode offers strongly reduced wavelength shift over temperature, increasing signal-to-noise ratio, to enable higher detection range.
- Barcode scanning application features a green laser diode with 20mW output power. The laser diode is an efficient and highly visible light source that enables scanning even for long distances and in bright daylight.
- The material treatment product portfolio features infrared laser bars, blue laser bars and chip-on-sub-mount for laser cutting, laser welding, 3D printing and other applications.
World of AR/VR - Small Devices with Image Sensor & Illumination
- An optical module shows near-to-eye projection in AR glasses and features an OSRAM OSTAR projection LED. The high-power LED enables lightweight AR glasses. The firm also continues to refine its Vegalas laser emitter module, which reduces the size of the projection light engine by up to half.
- 2D and 3D sensing for AR/VR and camera-based eye-tracking features the firm’s new image sensor with wafer-level optics (WLO). The new, low-power sensor is very compact.
Medical - Vital Sign Monitoring and Medical Imaging
- NanEyeM is claimed to be one of the smallest digital miniature camera modules for medical endoscopes and features a CMOS image sensor. NanEyeM offers unique solutions for size-critical medical applications.
- A smart watch wearable device can measure vital signs and features the AS7058, SFH 2705 and SFH 7018. The products offer highly flexible LED and photodiode arrangements with fast signal acquisition.
Robotics - Path Sensing and Environment Imaging
- One of the world’s first 1130nm VCSELs will be on display. With partner Jabil Inc, ams OSRAM will demonstrate the unprecedented sunlight tolerance (>100Klux) of an 1130nm-based 3D camera, making it suitable for autonomous vehicles, robots, and agricultural platforms requiring object detection and collision avoidance sensing in both indoor and outdoor environments.
- A robotic arm for various industrial applications features the Mira220 CMOS image sensor, which is compact and offers on-chip noise reduction.