Enabling high accuracy and long range 4D+ machine perception utilizing integration of 1550nm FMCW LiDARs in silicon photonics
SiLC offers a different vision of how the virtual and real world come together.Conventional imaging solutions are based on the use of an image sensor to convert photons to electrons directly to establish a 2D image. This immediate conversion process ignores a wealth of information the photons carry in their phase, wavelength and polarization. SiLC’s solution, called “Smart Vision,” integrates all required functionality, such as a coherent light source and optical signal processing, to enable significant additional information to be extracted from the returning photons before their conversion to electrons. Our vision sensor can therefore enable multiple additional dimensions such as depth and velocity. Furthermore, the coherent approach taken improves achievable accuracy by orders of magnitude over existing technologies.