Researchers describe a new beam scanning device utilizing ‘photonic crystals

A seemingly random line of photonic crystals allows for laser beams to be emitted in various angles, allowing for more versatile and compact LiDAR technology Credit: Kyoto University/Noda Lab Scanning lasers—from barcode scanners at the supermarket to cameras on newer smartphones—are an indispensable part of our daily lives, relying on lasers and detectors for pinpoint […]