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1. (WO2018125830) LENS ASSEMBLY FOR A LIDAR SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/125830    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/068289
Publication Date: Fri Jul 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Dec 23 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G01S 17/42
G01S 17/89
G01S 7/481
Applicants: PANOSENSE, INC.
Inventors: MCMICHAEL, Ryan
Title: LENS ASSEMBLY FOR A LIDAR SYSTEM
Abstract:
A LIDAR system may include a laser diode that emits a beam having a slow axis and a fast axis so that a cross-section of the beam has a width substantially greater than a height. A first three-element lens may be optically aligned with a photodetector of the LIDAR system. A second three-element lens may be optically aligned with the diode laser. The second three-element lens may include at least one lens having a predetermined astigmatism that reduces the width of the beam with respect to the height.