CAVILUX HF

CAVILUX HF

CAVILUX HF

CAVILUX HF is a versatile and powerful pulsed diode laser light source. It is very suitable as a light source for machine vision solutions and is an excellent and versatile tool for scientific and industrial R&D work.

 

Datasheet: HSI-CAVILUX HF brochure

Description

CAVILUX HF is a versatile and powerful high-performance pulsed diode laser light source. It is very suitable light source for high-speed cameras, and an excellent and versatile tool for scientific and industrial R&D work.

Typical application examples include welding, flow and spray studies, material testing, ballistics and explosions. CAVILUX HF is compatible with schlieren and shadowgraphy optical solutions.

The high maximum duty cycle (2 %) of CAVILUX HF enables it to operate at frame rates up to several hundreds of thousands of frames per second.

Benefits

  • High power and brightness (up to 500 W coupled to a 1.5 mm diameter fiber)
  • Ability to generate pulses at high speed (e.g. 20.000 fps) or ultra-high-speed (e.g. 1 million fps)
  • Pulse length from 50 ns to 200 µs possible
  • Monochromatic and low-coherence light
  • High flexibility through fiber optics and changeable illumination optics

CAVILUX HF 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 Smart laser units) and synchronize 1…4 cameras

Laser unit(s)

  • Wavelength 810 nm (near-IR) or 640 nm (visible)
  • Output power 500 W (810 nm) or 280 W (640 nm)
  • Laser class 4
  • Green laser pointer for easier alignment

Variability through generation of pulses and pulse patterns

  • Pulse duration 100 ns … 10 µs (also 200 µs by request)
  • Duty cycle 2 % for max 10 s (for frequency vs. pulse length examples see table below)
  • Continuous mode with 0,3 ‰ duty cycle
  • Ultra high speed mode available
  • Generation of single pulses or bursts of pulses (max. 5 pulses / burst) at high repetition rate
  • Practical repetition rates up to a few hundred kilohertz
  • 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