NIR Laser Illuminators

Vertical-Cavity, Surface-Emitting Laser Products

FLIR’s VCSEL-based Compact Laser Illuminator (CLI) is a high power, pulsed laser illuminator capable of up to 30 W of peak powers. Designed for SWaP-sensitive platforms, the FLIR CLI products provide speckle-free illumination through use of FLIR’s proprietary VCSEL technology in passively cooled compact packages. Various fixed beam divergences are offered. Designed as an OEM component, FLIR can customize the design to fit your specific requirements.

 

Our proprietary high power Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) arrays provide uniform spatial illumination in a custom-defined illumination pattern with low speckle while delivering low weight, high efficiency, and high reliability.

 


Features

NIR Illuminator Features:

  • NIR illumination
  • Continuous and camera synchronized operation
  • Superior beam quality with low speckle
  • Square and circular illumination patterns
  • Low divergence beam
  • Optional high brightness laser pointers
  • Optional miniature smart drive circuit
  • Works with CCD and InGaAs imaging systems
 

 


Specifications

Model

Low Power NIR

Datasheet

High Power NIR

Datasheet

VCSEL-CLI-30

Datasheet
  NIR Laser Illuminator SWIR Laser Illuminator VCSEL-CLI-30

Specifications

 
Output Laser Power 40-100mW 1-4W 30W
Power Efficiency 35-40% 35-40%  
Weight 1.6 grams (part weight) 20 grams (system weight) 50 grams
Beam Divergence
(illuminator mode)
2° - 5° 5° - 20° 8°-30°
Classification Class IIIB Laser Class IIIB Laser Class IIIB Laser

 

Specifications

Model

MLI-100

Datasheet

MLI-400

Datasheet
  MLI-100 MLI-400

Specifications

 
Output Laser Power 100mW 400mW
Power Efficiency +30% +30%
Weight 6 grams 5 grams
Beam Divergence
(illuminator mode)
Classification Class IIIB Laser Class IIIB Laser