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Illumination System

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CAVILUX Smart can generate pulsed light power of hundreds of watts., The light output is essentially monochromatic with low degree of coherence, which is ideal for illumination purposes as there are no chromatic aberrations or speckle. CAVILUX Smart can generate arbitrary pulses or bursts of pulses with precisely adjustable duration for the length of each individual pulse and each delay between pulses.


  •  High power and very short pulses down to 10 ns

  •  Ideal light source for schlieren and shadowgraphy applications

  •  Excellent for ultra-high-speed imaging with short pulses

  •  Versatility by varying pulse duration and repetition rate

  • Monochromatic and low-coherence light

Petri Dish

"It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen."


  • Powerful and versatile pulsed diode laser light source designed for high-speed imaging and monitoring

  • Accurate imaging of processes involving extremely small and/or fast objects – without motion blur

  • Visualization of hot and bright objects – without blinding brightness

  • Versatility by varying pulse duration and repetition rate

  • Possibility to generate up to five pulses per one camera exposure

  • Changeable illumination optics provides flexibility

  • Efficient lighting of processes even in limited space and hard-to-reach places

  • Monochromatic and low-coherence light ensures the best possible image quality – without chromatic aberrations or speckle

  •  Light is immune to surrounding lighting conditions such as ambient or sunlight, as well as to process vibrations


CAVILUX Smart System

  • Consists of a control unit, laser unit(s), control software and illumination optics

  • One control unit can drive 1…4 laser units (including CAVILUX HF) and synchronize 1…4 cameras

  • Can receive or provide 5 V TTL signal for camera synchronization

Laser unit(s)

  • Wavelength options 640 nm (visible) and 810 nm (invisible)

  • Output power options for 

  • 640 nm: 200 W and 400W 

  • 810 nm: 300 W and 500 W

  • Laser class 3B or 4 (depending on output power and wavelength)

Variability through generation of pulses and pulse patterns

  • Pulse duration 10 ns … 10 μs

  • Duty cycle 1 ‰ for max 10 s (also ultra-high-speed mode available)

  • Continuous mode with 0,3 ‰ duty cycle

  • Generation of single pulses or bursts of pulses (max 5 pulses / bursts) at high repetition rate

  • Stand-alone operation

Versatility through changeable fiber optic illumination

  • Adjustable illumination with lens (standard solution)

  • Direct illumination from fiber optics

  • Uniform back-illumination (e.g. shadow imaging)

  • Line profile illumination (e.g. flow, welding)

  • Light sheet illumination

Pulse duration / frequency

Pulse duration       Normal mode (1)       High-speed mode (2)

* 10 ns                         30.000 Hz                  100.000 Hz

  50 ns                           6.000 Hz                    20.000 Hz

 100 ns                          3.000 Hz                    10.000 Hz

  500 ns                         600 Hz                       2.000 Hz

  1 μs                               300 Hz                        1.000 Hz

  10 μs                             30 Hz                           100 Hz

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