• CAVILUX™ Smart for High-Speed Illumination

    CAVILUX Smart is a versatile and powerful pulsed diode laser light source. It is an ideal light source for high-speed and machine vision cameras in scientific and industrial R&D.

    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


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    CAVILUX Smart System
    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 laser units) and synchronize 1…4 cameras
    Laser unit(s)
    Output power options 200 W, 300 W, 400 W and 500 W
    Wavelength options 640 nm (visible) and 810 nm (near infrared)
    Laser class 3B or 4 (depending on the 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
    Ultra high speed mode available
    Generation of single pulses or bursts of pulses (max. 5 pulses / burst) at high repetition rate
    Stand-alone operation
    Versatility through changeable fiber optic illumination
    Adjustable illumination with lens (standard solution)
    Direct illumination with fiber optics
    Uniform back illumination (e.g. shadow imaging)
    Line profile illumination (e.g. flow, welding)
    Light sheet illumination

    CAVILUX Smart pulse duration / frequency

    Pulse lengthContinuous modeHigh speed mode
    Pulse length Continuous mode High speed mode
    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 us 300 Hz 1000 Hz
    10 us 30 Hz 100 Hz

    * with reduced output power

    Laser safety label
    CAVILUX Smart System
    CAVILUX Control Unit
    Light guides
    Robust protective transport case of CAVILUX Smart System
    Tube optics
    Filter holder and filter adapter set
    Warning light system
    Laser safety goggles


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    Robert Bosch


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    Finland, Welding applications

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    Germany, Shockwaves
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    RWTH Aachen
    Germany, Fuel injection
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    Tohoku University
    Japan, Shockwaves
    Read how the customer studied cavitation creation in sonosensitizers

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