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.

Benefits

  • 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

Applications

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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 lengthContinuous modeHigh speed mode
10 ns *30.000 Hz100.000 Hz
50 ns6.000 Hz20.000 Hz
100 ns3.000 Hz10.000 Hz
500 ns600 Hz2.000 Hz
1 us300 Hz1000 Hz
10 us30 Hz100 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

Industry

CEA – French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission
France, Spray applications

Robert Bosch
Germany

Volkswagen
Germany

Wärtsilä
Switzerland, Fuel injection

Research

Aalto University
Finland, Welding applications

DLR – National aeronautics and space research centre
Germany, Shockwaves
Read how the customer studied shockwaves in scramjet combustion

RWTH Aachen
Germany, Fuel injection
Read how the customer studied fuel injection

Tohoku University
Japan, Shockwaves
Read how the customer studied cavitation creation in sonosensitizers

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