(19)
(11)EP 3 514 575 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
27.11.2019 Bulletin 2019/48

(43)Date of publication A2:
24.07.2019 Bulletin 2019/30

(21)Application number: 19152288.7

(22)Date of filing:  17.01.2019
(51)Int. Cl.: 
G01S 17/42  (2006.01)
G01S 7/481  (2006.01)
G01S 17/89  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(30)Priority: 19.01.2018 JP 2018007042
02.07.2018 US 201862692866 P

(71)Applicant: JNC Corporation
Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-8105 (JP)

(72)Inventor:
  • MIWA, Tetsuharu
    Chiba, 2908551 (JP)

(74)Representative: Müller-Boré & Partner Patentanwälte PartG mbB 
Friedenheimer Brücke 21
80639 München
80639 München (DE)

  


(54)LIGHT EMISSION APPARATUS, OBJECT INFORMATION DETECTION APPARATUS, OPTICAL PATH ADJUSTMENT METHOD, OBJECT INFORMATION DETECTION METHOD, AND LIGHT MODULATION UNIT


(57) [Technical Problem] An object is to provide a light emission apparatus that can emit light over a wide angular range without requiring highly accurate adjustment of the light emission angle and with a simple configuration at reduced cost. Another object is to provide an object information detection apparatus, an optical path adjustment method, an object information detection method, and a light modulation unit that are used in such a light emission apparatus or use such a light emission apparatus.
[Solution] A light emission apparatus comprises a light source that emits coherent light, a light modulation unit, a reflector, and a first light reception part. The reflector comprises a first reflection surface that is a part of a spherical surface and a second reflection surface that is different from the first reflection surface. Modulated light modulated by the light modulation unit is incident on the first reflection surface and its reflected light is emitted to an object. Unmodulated light that is not modulated by the light modulation unit and is reflected from the light modulation unit is incident on the second reflection surface and its reflected light is received by the first light reception part.