CAVILUX® HF for High-Speed Illumination

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

Applications

Check out how CAVILUX HF can be used in your field of industry and how our customers have used it in the following applications:

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

Applications

Check out how CAVILUX HF can be used in your field of industry and how our customers have used it in the following applications:

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

Applications

Check out how CAVILUX HF can be used in your field of industry and how our customers have used it in the following applications:

Shockwaves

Ballistics and explosions

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System features

  • Components and camera synchronisation
  • System content
  • Laser unit (with green laser pointer), control unit, illumination optics
  • Software interface
  • CAVILUX Control Software
  • Possible laser units per control unit
  • 1 - 4
  • Synchronisation signal
  • 5 V TTL
  • Laser unit
  • Wavelengths available
  • 640 nm (visible), 810 nm (invisible)
  • Power available
  • 280 W @ 640 nm, 500 W @ 810 nm
  • Laser class
  • Laser class 4
  • Minimum pulse duration (at reduced peak power)
  • 50 ns
  • Minimum pulse duration (at full peak power)
  • 100 ns
  • Amount of pulses per frame possible
  • up to 5
  • Duty cycle continous operation (typically for setting up)
  • 0,03 %
  • Duty cycle high speed operation
  • 2 %
  • Duration of high speed operation
  • 10 seconds (optional 30 seconds for 810 nm)
  • Versatility through changeable fiber optic illumination
  • Fiber coupled illumination
  • yes
  • Adjustable illumination with lens (standard solution)
  • yes
  • Light sheet illumination
  • yes
  • Pulse duration / frequency examples
  • 50 ns
  • 400.000 Hz (@ 2 % DC)
  • 100 ns
  • 200.000 Hz (@ 2 % DC)
  • 1 μs
  • 20.000 Hz (@ 2 % DC)
  • 10 μs
  • 2.000 Hz (@ 2 % DC)
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