The FireFLY500-S is a compact, short-pulsed laser illumination system, offering versatile, high-power illumination for diverse high-speed imaging applications. Customize your setup with a range of optional accessories to meet your needs.


The FireFLY500-S (‘Standard’) is a state-of-the-art, compact, short-pulsed laser illumination system engineered for excellence in a multitude of imaging applications. Known for its flexibility and precision, the FireFLY500-S stands out as an all-around laser illumination solution, adept at delivering highly detailed and accurate imaging results. This system is particularly valuable in high-speed imaging contexts, enabling users to capture intricate details with remarkable clarity and consistency.

Designed to integrate seamlessly with any monochrome camera, the FireFLY500-S boasts a user-friendly interface that simplifies the process of illuminating diverse high-speed 2D and 3D imaging applications. Its versatile design supports a wide array of optional accessories, allowing users to tailor the illumination to specific requirements. Whether you are involved in general high-speed imaging, bright event imaging, or specialized techniques such as Schlieren or light-sheet imaging, the FireFLY500-S provides the reliability and adaptability you need.

With a robust machined aluminum case, this laser system is built to withstand demanding environments while maintaining optimal performance. The compact size and lightweight nature of the FireFLY500-S make it easy to mount and integrate into various setups, enhancing its appeal for both laboratory and field applications. Its high output power and single wavelength capability ensure that even the most challenging imaging scenarios are met with bright, clear results.

Key Features

  • High Output Power: 500W at the diode, providing bright 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 300,000Hz.

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

  • Optional Accessories: Includes liquid light guide, large area diffuser, and small area diffuser.

Technical Specifications

  • Laser Type & Class: Diode laser, class 4

  • Wavelength: 808nm

  • Laser Power: 500W at the diode

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

  • Minimum Separation: 330ns

  • Maximum Pulse Frequency: 100,000Hz

  • Burst Frequency: 300,000Hz

  • Number of Pulses Per Burst: 254

  • Voltage: 100 to 240VAC

  • Frequency: 50/60Hz

  • Dimensions:

    • Laser Head: 205 x 125 x 70 mm

    • Controller: 270 x 200 x 65 mm

  • Weight:

    • Laser Head: 3kg (dependent upon options chosen)

    • Laser Controller: 2.6kg