On the Cover: Long-distance ranging with high precision using a soliton microcomb
The image on the cover of Photonics Research Volume 8, Issue 12, indicates that laser-based light detection and ranging (lidar) plays a significant role in both scientific and industrial areas. However, it is difficult for existing lidars to achieve high speed, high precision, and long distance simultaneously. Here, a high-performance lidar based on a chip-scaled soliton microcomb (SMC) that can realize all three specialties simultaneously is demonstrated. Provided by J. Wang et al., researchers from Tianjin University, Xian Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and City University of Hong Kong, the image is based on the research presented in their article, "Long-distance ranging with high precision using a soliton microcomb", Photonics Research 8(12) 12001964, doi 10.1364/PRJ.408923.