Development of high-resolution LIDAR system based on slow-light structures

Research Director

Toshihiko Baba

Toshihiko Baba

(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Yokohama National University)

Program Manager

Kohroh Kobayashi

Kohroh Kobayashi

(ACCEL Program Manager, Japan Science and Technology Agency)

Outline of R&D Project

This JST ACCEL Project is developing a high-resolution, non-mechanical LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) system. It is based on the achievement of the former project, JST CREST, which studied “slow light” in photonic crystal waveguides. The CREST Project established its fundamental theory and succeeded in demonstrating slow-light-based dispersion compensators, optical correlators and beam steering devices. Then, ACCEL integrates the beam steering device with other optical components using silicon photonics and III-V epitaxy technologies to build an ultra-compact LIDAR chip. The final target is to realize a high-performing, stable, cost-effective and practical system toward the 3D space recognition in automobiles, robots, and so on. The design and fabrication techniques, which will be accumulated during the project, are expected to produce the significant evolution in optoelectronics and related fields.

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