AbstractIn this work, an investigation of the temporal coherence properties of radiation which is emitted by laser modules integrated in headlamps is presented. The motivation for these measurements was difficulties concerning the field of classification for laser products which function as conventional headlamps. Based on an experimental setup including a Michelson interferometer, a goniophotometer and a spectrometer, coherence lengths of 92.5 and 147.0 μm are obtained for two different laser modules. The results show that the temporal coherence of the examined radiation is appreciably higher than the temporal coherence of conventionally produced white light. Therefore, at this point in time, laser modules used in headlamps cannot be considered as customary white light sources.
Advanced Optical Technologies – de Gruyter
Published: Dec 16, 2020
Keywords: headlamp; laser; temporal coherence