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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Order columnwdt_IDCAVILUX Smart System
11CAVILUX Smart System
22Consists of a control unit, laser unit(s), control software and illumination optics
33 One control unit can drive 1…4 laser units (including CAVILUX HF laser units) and synchronize 1…4 cameras
54Laser unit(s)
75Output power options for 640 nm: 200 W and 400 W and for 810 nm: 300 W and 500 W
66Wavelength options 640 nm (visible) and 810 nm (invisible)
87Laser class 3B or 4 (depending on the output power and wavelength)
98Variability through generation of pulses and pulse patterns
109Pulse duration 10 ns … 10 μs
1110Duty cycle 1 ‰ for max 10 s (also ultra-high-speed mode available)
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CAVILUX Smart pulse duration / frequency

wdt_IDPulse lengthContinuous modeHigh speed mode
1Pulse durationNormal mode (1)High-speed mode (2)
210 ns *30.000 Hz100.000 Hz
350 ns6.000 Hz20.000 Hz
4100 ns3.000 Hz10.000 Hz
5500 ns600 Hz2.000 Hz
61 us300 Hz1000 Hz
710 us30 Hz100 Hz

* with reduced output power • (1) duty cycle 0,3 ‰ without time limit • (2) duty cycle 1 ‰ for 10 s

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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