New low-cost PIV systems
The laser diode pulsing system (LD-PS) by OPTOLUTION is a low-cost illumination for Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV). It generates bright and very thin light sheets with user selectable pulse spacing (up to 35 kHz) and pulse length. The system is very compact and extremely easy to use. The high brightness is achieved by toggling high-power OSRAM laser diodes using a special laser driver circuit. We offer optical power outputs of 5 W, 20 W and 40 W. The systems can be used for measurements in air or water. The LD-PS includes a built-in synchronizer that can be used to generate pulses for cameras.