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Oxford Lasers has released a 200W near-infrared (808nm) high-speed imaging laser, the Firefly.

Designed as a powerful, versatile illumination source for high-speed imaging tasks including PIV; flow visualisation; spray patternation; particle sizing; and weld viewing, the laser enhances a high-speed camera's capabilities. The Firefly features integrated, adjustable optics, which allow the output light to be changed from area illumination to a light sheet (with adjustable thickness/throw). The compact, air-cooled, sealed head protects the laser optics and makes the system splash proof.

With pulse durations as short as 500ns, and repetition frequency up to 10kHz, the Firefly laser features accurate control of pulse duration, many triggering options, programmable delay and up to 10 pulse burst mode. The simple front-panel and computer control option simplify control and also allow integration with Oxford Lasers' particle sizing, spray patternation and PIV software.