The FireBIRD DAI - Direct Area Illumination (DAI) Model a high power (1000W) laser designed for illuminating a range of high speed imaging applications including bright and energetic events.


The FireBIRD DAI (Direct Area Illumination) model by Oxford Lasers is a high-powered, short-pulsed laser illumination system specifically designed to meet the demands of high-speed and bright-event imaging. This robust system features a powerful 1000W laser head affixed directly to the output optics, ensuring an intense and focused illumination ideal for smaller, high-detail imaging areas. Engineered for precision and performance, the FireBIRD DAI excels in capturing high-quality images of dynamic and challenging processes, such as welding, ballistics, and other energetic events.

The FireBIRD DAI system synchronizes seamlessly with high-speed cameras, providing users with the ability to capture exceptionally detailed images of fast-paced events. Its machined aluminum case ensures durability, while the water-resistant housing adds an extra layer of protection for various operational environments. The computer-controlled, synchronized triggering enhances the versatility of this laser system, making it a reliable choice for a wide range of high-speed imaging applications.

Key Features

  • High Output Power: 1000W at the diode, providing intense illumination.

  • Short Pulsed Laser: Pulse duration ranges from 50ns to 100μs.

  • High Repetition Rate: Capable of frequencies up to 100,000Hz and burst frequency of 3,000,000Hz.

  • Adaptable Triggering: Easily synchronized with both high-speed and low-speed cameras.

  • Computer Controlled: Synchronized triggering for precision timing.

  • Focused Power Density: Greater intensity in smaller illuminated areas.

Technical Specifications

  • Laser Type & Class: Diode laser, class 4

  • Wavelength: 808nm

  • Laser Power: 1000W at the diode

  • Pulse Duration Range: 50ns – 100μs (1% duty cycle limited)

  • Minimum Pulse Separation: 330ns (burst mode only)

  • Maximum Pulse Frequency: 100,000Hz

  • Maximum Burst Frequency: 3,000,000Hz

  • Number of Pulses Per Burst: 254

  • Voltage: 100 to 240VAC

  • Frequency: 50/60Hz

  • Dimensions:

    • Laser Head: 230 x 150 x 150 mm

    • Controller: 270 x 200 x 65 mm

    • Optical Output: 157mm diameter x 170mm long (max)

  • Weight:

    • Laser Head: 5.5kg

    • Laser Controller: 2.6kg