Vertical-Cavity, Surface-Emitting Laser Products

NIR Laser IlluminatorsFLIR’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
Wavelength 850 nm 975, 1060 nm 860, 1060 nm
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° 3°-30°
Classification Class IIIB Laser Class IIIB Laser Class IIIB Laser

Specifications

Model MLI-100
Datasheet
MLI-400
Datasheet
  MLI-100 MLI-400
Specifications
Wavelength 850 nm 860 nm
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

Specifications

Model TO Packaged VCSELs
Datasheet
CW VCSEL Arrays
Datasheet
VPOWR
Datasheet
  VCSEL Laser Diodes High Power VCSEL Arrays High-Power, Short-Pulse VCSEL
Specifications
Wavelength 835, 850, 860 nm 835, 1060 nm 940 nm
Output Laser Power 100-750 mW 2.5-5 W 50W
Power Efficiency 35% 34% N/A
Beam Divergence Various Various 20°