Finisar is recognized as the worldwide leader in Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) technology and manufacturing. Our company continues to lead the high volume, commercialization of VCSELs into exciting new applications such as 3D cameras and sensing for consumer mobile, automotive Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and numerous industrial, medical and scientific markets. Known for the best performance, quality and reliability in the industry, Finisar’s VCSEL technology is robust and scalable across a wide range of operating conditions, enabling OEMs to customize VCSEL arrays to meet these new application requirements.

Finisar’s VCSEL technology brings together the advantages of high optical efficiency and ease of packaging within a small footprint suitable for consumer mobile applications. Stable performance over operating temperature ranges of -40°C to +125°C, coupled with best in class reliability and lifetimes, make Finisar VCSELs suitable for the exacting requirements of the automotive industry. VCSELs provide superior wavelength stability over temperature, high peak output power and fast rise and fall times making them the technology of choice for Structured Light and Time-of-Flight 3D sensing systems.

Explore how Finisar has shaped the history of VCSEL technology - from the beginning of its research in 1993 to our 300 millionth VCSEL die being shipped - with our innovation infographic.

History of VCSEL Technology – access this free industry resource dedicated to explaining VCSEL technology, its benefits, and exciting applications