The FireFly500-LS (‘Light Sheet’) model is a compact, short-pulsed laser illumination system designed specifically for 2D applications such as Time-Resolved and High-Speed Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) imaging in mind.


The FireFLY500-LS (‘Light Sheet” by Oxford Lasers represents a significant advancement in compact, short-pulsed laser technology, specifically engineered for light sheet applications in high-speed imaging. This laser system is particularly designed for visualizing flow velocity and fluid mechanics, making it an indispensable tool in scientific and industrial research. Ideal for a variety of Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) applications, the FireFLY500-LS caters to time-resolved, high-speed, and standard PIV, demonstrating its versatility across multiple imaging disciplines. Its user-friendly interface and flexible light delivery system ensure that it can be easily integrated into various experimental setups and used effectively by professionals in diverse fields. The FireFLY500-LS stands as a testament to Oxford Lasers’ commitment to providing cutting-edge laser technology solutions for high-speed imaging challenges.

Key Features

  • High-Powered Laser: 500W at the diode for intense and clear illumination.

  • Short-Pulsed Laser Capability: Pulse duration ranging from 50ns to 100µs, ideal for dynamic imaging.

  • Versatile Imaging Applications: Perfect for time-resolved PIV, high-speed PIV, standard PIV, flow visualization, and fluid mechanics.

  • High Frequency & Burst Mode: Maximum pulse frequency of 10,000Hz and up to 254 pulses per burst.

  • Compact Design: Easy integration into various setups and laboratory spaces.

  • User-Friendly Interface: Intuitive system setup for both experienced and new users.

  • Safety Compliance: Adheres to Laser Class 4 safety standards.

  • Application Flexibility: Suitable for a wide range of high-speed imaging applications.

Technical Specifications

  • Wavelength: 808nm, suitable for various high-speed imaging applications.

  • Laser Power: 500W at the diode.

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

  • Minimum Separation: 330ns.

  • Maximum Pulse Frequency: 10,000Hz.

  • Number of Pulses per Burst: 254.

  • Laser Class: Laser Class 4.

  • Voltage: 100 to 240VAC.

  • Frequency: 50/60Hz.

  • Dimensions: Head – 205mm x 125mm x 70mm; Controller – 270mm x 200mm x 65mm.