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 column wdt_ID CAVILUX Smart System
1 1 CAVILUX Smart System
2 2 Consists of a control unit, laser unit(s), control software and illumination optics
3 3 One control unit can drive 1…4 laser units (including CAVILUX HF laser units) and synchronize 1…4 cameras
5 4 Laser unit(s)
7 5 Output power options for 640 nm: 200 W and 400 W and for 810 nm: 300 W and 500 W
6 6 Wavelength options 640 nm (visible) and 810 nm (invisible)
8 7 Laser class 3B or 4 (depending on the output power and wavelength)
9 8 Variability through generation of pulses and pulse patterns
10 9 Pulse duration 10 ns … 10 μs
11 10 Duty cycle 1 ‰ for max 10 s (also ultra-high-speed mode available)
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CAVILUX Smart pulse duration / frequency

wdt_ID Pulse length Continuous mode High speed mode
1 Pulse duration Normal mode (1) High-speed mode (2)
2 10 ns * 30.000 Hz 100.000 Hz
3 50 ns 6.000 Hz 20.000 Hz
4 100 ns 3.000 Hz 10.000 Hz
5 500 ns 600 Hz 2.000 Hz
6 1 us 300 Hz 1000 Hz
7 10 us 30 Hz 100 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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