Particle Image Velocimetry Lasers

Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) is an experimental method used for determining the velocity of a flowing fluid by monitoring the particles in the stream which are illuminated by a laser.  For this application to work, particle image velocimetry lasers and cameras must be time-gated and triggered at the same time so that each image can be precisely mapped to a point in time.  By monitoring the change in position of these particles at precise time intervals over several images captures a velocity vector can be measured for each particle, and therefore a velocity map of the total flow can be created.  The most common type of particle image velocimetry lasers are pulsed frequency doubled Nd: YAG at 532 nm, but any pulsed visible laser should work. On this page you will find a list of all of the particle image velocimetry lasers we offer ranging including both diode pumped solid state (DPSS) lasers and flashlamp pumped laser systems.

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Picture Part Number Type Output power (W) Pulse energy (uJ) Pulse width Rep rate
Onda 532nm: 532nm High Energy Laser Onda 532nm Pulsed DPSS Lasers 5.0, 10.0 400.0, 800.0 2ns to 14ns Single Shot to 100kHz
Quantas-Q2-1053: High energy, compact, nanosecond, DPSS laser Quantas-Q2-1053 Pulsed DPSS Lasers 0.080, 0.100, 0.150, 0.200, 0.300, 0.350, 0.400, 0.500, 0.600, 0.800, 1.0, 1.3, 2.0 8000.0, 10000.0, 15000.0, 20000.0, 30000.0, 35000.0, 40000.0, 50000.0, 60000.0, 65000.0, 70000.0, 80000.0 5ns, 6ns, 7ns, 8ns 10Hz, 20Hz, 33.3Hz, 50Hz
Quantas-Q2-1064: High Energy, Compact, Nanosecond, DPSS Laser Quantas-Q2-1064 Pulsed DPSS Lasers 0.080, 0.100, 0.150, 0.200, 0.300, 0.350, 0.400, 0.500, 0.600, 0.700, 0.800, 1.0, 1.2, 1.3, 2.0 2500.0, 5000.0, 8000.0, 10000.0, 15000.0, 20000.0, 30000.0, 35000.0, 40000.0, 60000.0 5ns, 6ns, 7ns, 8ns, 10ns 10Hz, 20Hz, 33.3Hz, 50Hz, 100Hz, 200Hz
Quantas-Q2-527: High energy, compact, nanosecond, DPSS laser Quantas-Q2-527 Pulsed DPSS Lasers 0.350, 0.800, 1.0, 2.0 500.0, 5000.0, 15000.0, 25000.0, 30000.0, 35000.0, 40000.0 5ns, 6ns, 7ns, 8ns 10Hz, 20Hz, 33.3Hz, 50Hz
Quantas Q2 QLI Quantas-Q2-532 Pulsed DPSS Lasers 0.500, 0.750, 0.800, 1.0, 2.0 500.0, 5000.0, 25000.0, 30000.0, 35000.0, 40000.0 5ns, 6ns, 7ns, 8ns, 10ns 10Hz, 20Hz, 33.3Hz, 50Hz, 100Hz, 200Hz
Quantas-Q2HE-527: High energy, compact, nanosecond, DPSS laser Quantas-Q2HE-527 Pulsed DPSS Lasers 0.600, 1.0 20000.0, 50000.0, 60000.0 6ns 10Hz, 20Hz, 50Hz
Quantas-Q2HE-532: High energy, compact, nanosecond, DPSS laser Quantas-Q2HE-532 Pulsed DPSS Lasers 0.500, 0.800, 1.0, 1.75, 2.0 20000.0, 35000.0, 40000.0, 50000.0 6ns 10Hz, 20Hz, 50Hz, 100Hz
SOL-355 Pulsed DPSS Lasers 4.0 650.0 15ns to 35ns Single Shot to 100kHz
SOL-03-532: 532nm Nanosecond Laser SOL-532 Pulsed DPSS Lasers 3.0, 5.0, 10.0, 20.0, 35.0 200.0, 400.0, 650.0, 1200.0 10ns to 50ns, 10ns to 60ns, 15ns to 60ns Single Shot to 100kHz
Wedge-B-532 Wedge-HB/XB 532 Pulsed DPSS Lasers 2.0 1000.0, 2000.0 1.5ns Single shot to 1kHz, Single shot to 2kHz