Lasers for PIV Applications from Litron.

Output energies of up to 425mJ per laser head. Repetition rates of up to 50kHz.
355nm & 266nm available for LIF.

Flashlamp and diode pumped PIV laser systems

Litron offers an extensive range of flashlamp pumped and diode pumped PIV laser systems with output energies of up to 425mJ per laser head and repetition rates of up to 50kHz.

All of Litron’s PIV laser systems are twin head devices, meaning that the PIV laser head contains two totally independent lasers.

The range of PIV systems is based around both the ultra-compact Nano series and the larger Invar stabilised LPY series. The overriding factor that sets Litron’s products apart is quality. This is evidenced not only in the design and construction of the product, but also in its performance. In any imaging application the beam quality is of paramount importance as this completely determines the light sheet quality.

By choosing a suitable resonator configuration the output beam quality can be controlled to give a very smooth spatial profile which remains homogeneous as it propagates right into the far field. Such resonators are almost always of a stable or stable-telescopic configuration. 

This is typical of any such resonator and is a result of the physics of the system. Therefore, if the beam is to be used in the near or intermediate fields (within 10 metres of the laser output), the light sheet formed is unlikely to be uniform, as the laser beam is not.


It is our philosophy to provide a laser system that suits an application. A ‘one system fits all’ approach, as offered by most manufacturers, does not allow the customer to optimise their process. For applications such as PIV Litron has developed resonators that will yield extremely uniform lightsheets whose pulse to pulse structure remains extremely constant. These are all based around our stable or stable- telescopic resonators.

Litron’s Lasers for PIV include

Nano PIV

Nano PIV

Compact Nd:YAG Lasers for PIV Applications

Energies up to 425mJ at 532nm.
Repetition rates up to 100Hz.

Bernoulli PIV

Bernoullli PIV

True Turnkey Operation and Rugged Construction

Energies up to 200mJ at 532nm.
Repetition rates up to 25Hz.

LD-527 PIV


High Repetition Rate Nd:YLF Lasers for Time-resolved PIV Applications  

Energies up to 30mJ at 527nm.
Repetition rates up to 1kHz.



Dual Cavity, High Energy, high Repetition Rate Lasers for PIV

Energies up to 425mJ at 532nm.
Repetition Rates up to 200Hz.

LD60-532 PIV


High Power Nd:YAG DPSS Lasers for Time-resolved PIV Applications 

Energies up to 6mJ at 532nm.
Repetition rates up to 50kHz. 

Plasma PIV

The World’s First Dedicated 0-200Hz Pulsed DPSS Nd:YAG Laser

Energies up to 75mJ at 532nm.
Repetion rates up to 200Hz.