Laser Modules provide highly visible laser light for guidance systems in defense or aiming systems in the entertainment industry

Lasers are used in targeting applications to provide high precision and guidance. Laser light helps to improve accuracy, ease system set-up and helps minimize targeting time.

Laser modules can be configured in a range of wavelengths to provide a highly visible spot, line or cross to identify targets or alternatively, systems can home in on reflected laser light to reach a target.

Laser Targeting Systems

Gun sights are the most well known of laser targeting system applications. Laser modules provide targets in both for the military and sport, with a visible laser spot providing a clear indication of where a projectile will strike. This form of laser targeting system is also popular in the entertainment industry where low power laser modules mounted into cylindrical barrels are used for a range of games and activities. Laser targeting is also used in industry, for aligning a drill or mining apparatus, or industrial machinery. Missile guidance systems use laser targeting systems, normally in infra-red, with imaging systems able to home in on reflected laser light.

 

Laser Requirements

Bore sighting is the term used to describe how well the laser diode is aligned with the barrel of the laser module and is critical when selecting a laser system for targeting applications. Accuracy in bore sighting of the laser will determine the accuracy of targeting.

A rugged laser module is often required in these types of applications to ensure that there is no damage to the laser while operating in the field and compact laser modules are also advantageous. ProPhotonix produce laser modules with 6mm diameters. Red or green laser diodes may be selected for high visibility, or infra-red may be preferred so that the target point is invisible to the naked eye but can be seen with night-vision or camera systems.

Standard & Custom Solutions

ProPhotonix offer a diverse range of reliable, configurable laser modules with many wavelength and power options. With over two decades of expertise designing and building laser systems, ProPhotonix can also offer cost-effective custom designed laser diode modules for your targeting application. Our engineers will work with you to select the best laser for your needs, optimizing wavelength, power and focus and can provide a compact, low-power design or a rugged, high precision solution, to meet your requirements. To learn more visit:

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