Night Vision Lasers

Night Vision Lasers

Night vision active imaging is a process which combines traditional infrared imaging, with time-of-flight (TOF) lidar to produce 3-dimensional images without the need for visible lighting.  Active night vision imaging is typically used in high-end surveillance for both military and commercial security systems.   In this application, night vision lasers are usually pulsed 1.5-micron sources with an internal photodiode.  The integral photodiode allows for the InGaAs camera to be triggered each time a pulse is fired, ensuring accurate TOF measurements.  Additionally, 1.5 microns is the ideal wavelength for night vision lasers because it is considered eye-safe, and therefore does not pose an optical hazard to any individuals who happen to pass through the beam path.  On this page, you will find a list of all of the night vision lasers we offer both diode pumped solid state (DPSS) and flash lamp-pumped night vision lasers, with either passive or active q-switching.

To see a full list of other applications RPMC lasers are used for please check out our applications page by clicking here.