Lidar systems are essential in the development of autonomously moving cars and, for example, robots that move independently. It is a technology in which laser pulses are emitted. Because of the reflection from the atmosphere, the distance to an object can be determined. And not only that. By using different bandwidths, other things can also be measured such as the amount of nitrogen oxide in the air, temperature, or humidity. A wide range of colors makes this possible, a ‘supercontinuum’.

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