Oxford Lasers' FireBIRD Series offers high-powered solutions for bright event imaging. With its powerful 1000W light source and short-pulsed laser capabilities, it's an essential tool for high-speed and precision applications for industy and labs.


The FireBIRD LLG laser illumination systems from Oxford Lasers represent the pinnacle of high-powered, short-pulsed laser technology, designed specifically for high-speed and bright-event imaging. These advanced systems synchronize effortlessly with high-speed cameras to capture the highest quality images of complex and dynamic processes. The FireBIRD LLG is available in two models: the LLG (Liquid Light Guide), which features a flexible light guide, and the DAI (Direct Area Illumination), which has the optics output directly affixed to the laser head. Both models deliver powerful, precise illumination tailored for high-performance imaging applications.

The FireBIRD LLG systems operate on a single wavelength (808nm), making them ideal for capturing detailed images of fast-paced events and bright scenarios that standard illumination techniques cannot handle. This capability is crucial for viewing and analyzing phenomena like welding, energetic events, and other high-dynamic processes. By providing robust, high-quality laser illumination, the FireBIRD LLG enables users to achieve superior imaging results, thus advancing their understanding and optimization of critical processes.

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.

  • Flexible Light Guide: 2m liquid light guide available in the LLG model for adaptable illumination delivery.

  • Direct Area Illumination: Optics output directly attached to the laser head in the DAI model.

  • Splash-proof: Water resistant housing

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

    • Liquid Light Guide Length: 2m long (1830mm light guide, 170mm output optics)

    • Optical Output Diameter: 56mm

  • Weight:

    • Laser Head: 5.5kg

    • Laser Controller: 2.6kg