Laser Illuminator Lasers

What are Laser Illuminator Lasers?

Laser illuminator technology has emerged as a significant tool in the defense and military sector. Its application ranges from laser dazzling to night vision to anti-sensor applications and more. Laser illumination provides enhanced precision and accuracy, offering military personnel with a highly effective means of engaging targets. The advancements in laser illumination technology continue to shape modern warfare, improving overall effectiveness, situational awareness, and mission success rates.

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Remote Sensing & Imaging Applications

Night Vision Illumination: Laser illumination can enhance night vision capabilities for military personnel. Laser diodes emitting infrared light are used as illuminators in night vision goggles, scopes, and other night vision devices, providing additional illumination for improved visibility in low-light or nighttime conditions.

Laser Dazzling: Laser dazzlers are non-lethal devices that use laser illumination to temporarily disorient or distract potential threats. For human targets, CW green lasers can temporarily blind or disorient them, affecting their ability to perceive their surroundings or effectively aim their weapons. In the case of sensors or optical devices, pulsed infrared lasers can saturate or overload their detectors, rendering them temporarily ineffective.

Anti-Sensor Applications: In defense scenarios, laser illumination can be used to disrupt or disable optical sensors, such as cameras or imaging systems. By directing a high-power laser towards the sensor, the intense light can overwhelm the sensor’s sensitivity or cause temporary or permanent damage, impairing the enemy’s surveillance or targeting capabilities.

Recommended Laser Series

We recommend the following laser series options for Laser Illuminator applications. There can often be a ton of options and many variables. Contact us today for help finding the perfect laser for your specific application!

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FL-P Series

1um 1.5um Pulsed Fiber LasersThe FL-P series offers a variety of standard and custom pulsed fiber laser options. Available in both OEM and Turnkey formats, our 1um and 1.5um fiber lasers are manufactured to Telcordia standards and can be modified to meet your applications requirements. With available average powers up to 10W at 1um and 1.5um, peak powers up to 25kW, pulse widths in the range of 200ps to 100ns, and available options such as pulse monitoring, internal and external triggering, TTL or LVDS input signals, extended operating temperature range, and a robust design, our pulse series of fiber lasers are suitable for a wide range of applications. Customized configurations are available upon request.

Matchbox Series

R1Z4-Matchbox Laser

The Matchbox series offers excellent performance and reliability in the “World’s Smallest” ultra-compact, all-in-one, integrated laser head. They can operate on a 5V power supply while maintaining low noise operation. The monolithic design of the Matchbox Series laser includes thermally stabilized optics in a hermetically sealed housing, ensuring reliable and maintenance-free operation. This series is available in wavelengths from 405 nm thru 1064nm, with options for collimated beam or fiber-coupled output, and single-mode and multimode versions.

Aero Series

Aero Laser by Bright SolutionsThe Aero Series is a high-energy DPSS laser that operates at less than 15 nanoseconds with multiple wavelength options including 266, 355, 532, and 1064nm. This series provides unparalleled precision and accuracy in even the most challenging environments. All models come enclosed in an extremely compact and ruggedized single unit with a conductively cooled heatsink with a water-cooled option. It comes with available options for beam expanding and collimating optics. This laser series is ideal for applications like LIBS, spectroscopy, and Atmospheric LIDAR. 

JenLas D2

The JenLas D2 series of 532nm CW disk lasers offers cutting-edge laser technology with the highest electro-optical efficiency and beam quality, achieved through the suppression of thermal lensing. With advanced waterless cooling and TEC-controlled internal frequency doubling LBO crystals, they provide reliable and consistent performance. The family features a compact and rugged design, with high power capabilities, and our D2 mini laser which fits in the palm of your hand, allowing for easy integration into your system. Nd:YVO4 or Yb:KYW solid state lasers are ideal for industrial micro material processing and medical treatments. 

LDX Series

The LDX Series of made-in-the-US, high-power, multimode laser diodes provide wavelengths from 400nm – 1900nm, a wide range of output powers and package types, as well as completely customized solutions. We have been offering these high-quality laser diodes for over 25 years. The performance, reliability, and lifetimes are time tested, and if for some reason there is an issue, we will make it right. 

PowerMir Series

mirSense Product Family

The PowerMir series is a line of high-power pulsed Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCL) based on our proprietary technology. Various integration levels available, including plug-and-play benchtop turnkey systems, OEM driver + laser modules, or just the HHL-packaged lasers. QCW operation allows for increased wall-plug efficiency and thermal dissipation. The PowerMir series incorporates high-powered diodes emitting in the main transmission bands of the atmosphere and offers ITAR-free technology. The TEM00 Gaussian beam allows for high-quality performance, and the user-friendly Windows software streamlines operation. 

REP Series

The REP series includes high-performance, tunable, single-frequency (DFB-like) diode lasers and Fabry-Perot laser diodes in wavelengths from 1270nm thru 2350nm, designed to address challenges in Gas Sensing, LIDAR, Spectroscopy, and Telecom. The REP series includes high-power and narrow linewidth options, covering various product ranges at the most popular wavelengths, providing customizable units with multiple packaging options, including the Fiber coupled 14-pin butterfly, TO39 (w/TEC), and TO56. For a complete module incorporating the fiber-coupled butterfly package with an integrated current driver and TEC controller, designed for ease of operation, it is the ideal platform for high stability gas detection or remote sensing.  See the DX1 Series.

SMX Series

image of several free-space and fiber-coupled laser diode package typesThe SMX Series is a high-power, thermally stable, and cost-effective line of InP laser diodes, available with wavelengths centered around 1470, 1550, and 1940 nm, perfect for medical, military, aerospace, LIDAR, free-space communication, and more! With a patented EPI structure, low-cost packaging, ISO certified supply chain with full lifecycle traceability, focus on ease of integration, and custom design capabilities, this laser diode family is an excellent choice for reliable, high-power InP devices.