Laser technology in automotive lighting

Altingoz C.

Conference on High-Power Diode Laser Technology and Applications XII, San-Francisco, Costa Rica, 2 - 04 February 2014, vol.8965 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 8965
  • Doi Number: 10.1117/12.2036519
  • City: San-Francisco
  • Country: Costa Rica
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The last few years have seen something of a revolution in automotive lighting facilitated by a range of new photonics advances. The lighting industry as a whole is moving rapidly from the incandescent and gas discharge based technologies that dominated the 20th century to solid state technology in the form of Light Emitting Diodes (LED) which are a point source light, Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED) which are an area source light and at the edge the increasing use of lasers with different functional applications.