Lus packages:
High-quality robust laser-ultrasonic testing equipment

We’ve got you covered, from discovering non-contact testing to full laser-ultrasonic integration.

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Lus Discovery

Best-value Lus package for non-contact laser-ultrasonic detection on close range or reflective surfaces.

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Lus Advance

Upgrade your system with an ultra-high-power detection laser and a long-range high-efficiency probe.

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Lus Ultimate

The turnkey laser-ultrasonic station that will accelerate your application development.

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Lus Discovery

High-quality equipment for non-contact ultrasound testing and academic research

The affordable, plug-and-play non-contact ultrasonic detection unit gives operators quick results on targets with reflective surfaces and/or low-scattering surfaces. 

The Lus Discovery includes an optical probe linked via optical fibres. What’s more, users can choose any Tecnar probes or designs to meet specific research conditions. When the project advances to the next level, the Lus Discovery can be easily upgraded to the Lus Advance.

The Lus Discovery does not include the laser for non-contact generation of ultrasound or the digitizer to record and store the waveforms. Tecnar’s experts will help you select the best laser and digitizer for your application and use. 

Lus Discovery standard components

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Laser UT receiver

TWM - Two Wave Mixing photo-refractive receiver

Ultrasonic output bandwidth: 1.0 to 40 MHz
Balanced dual detection for enhanced signal to noise
Input light monitoring detector
Electronic triggering system – TTL outputs
Rack-mount casing

Ultrasonic output bandwidth: 1.0 to 40 MHz
Balanced dual detection for enhanced signal to noise
Input light monitoring detector
Electronic triggering system – TTL outputs
Rack-mount casing

Detection laser

CW – Continuous Wave laser

3 W single-frequency power
1064 nm optical wavelength
Frequency stabilized, linewidth < 1MHz
Optical fibre delivery with up to 1 W on target

3 W single frequency power
1064 nm optical wavelength
Frequency stabilized, linewidth < 1MHz
Optical fibre delivery with up to 1 W on target

Optical probe

LAB - Laboratory research probe

Optics optimized for 1064 nm wavelength
Three nominal working distances/spot size: 65 mm/0.8 mm, 80 mm/1 mm, 180 mm/2 mm
Industrial grade enclosure IP43

Optics optimized for 1064 nm wavelength
Three nominal working distances/spot size: 2.5 in./0.03 in., 3 in./0.04 in., 7 in./0.08 in.
Industrial grade enclosure IP43

Lus Advance

High-power non-contact laser-ultrasonic detection equipment

Move from the lab to the real world. The Lus Advance is a breakthrough technology that makes the industrial use of laser-ultrasonics routine.

Tecnar’s proprietary pulsed detection laser (PDL) is the key to the Lus Advance’s easy, robust, non-contact ultrasonic detection. The target’s surface condition, distance or angle is no longer a limiting factor for laser-ultrasonic applications. Researchers can then extend the use of laser-ultrasonics, while maintaining the flexibility of the Lus Discovery set-up.

The Lus Advance does not include the laser for non-contact generation of ultrasound or the digitizer to record and store the waveforms. Tecnar’s experts will help you select the best laser and digitizer for your application and use.

Lus Advance standard components

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Laser UT receiver

TWM - Two Wave Mixing photo-refractive receiver

Ultrasonic output bandwidth: 1.0 to 40 MHz
Balanced dual detection for enhanced signal to noise
Input light monitoring detector
Electronic triggering system – TTL outputs
Rack-mount casing

Ultrasonic output bandwidth: 1.0 to 40 MHz
Balanced dual detection for enhanced signal to noise
Input light monitoring detector
Electronic triggering system – TTL outputs
Rack-mount casing

Detection laser

PDL – Pulsed Detection Laser

Firing rate up to 100 Hz
Peak power > 500 W
Pulse width > 80 µs
Optical wavelength: 1064 nm
Beam delivery via optical fibres
Industrial grade enclosure IP54

Firing rate up to 100 Hz
Peak power > 500 W
Pulse width > 80 µs
Optical wavelength: 1064 nm
Beam delivery via optical fibres
Industrial grade enclosure IP54

Optical probe

HEP – Harsh Environment Probe

Using Tecnar Durabeam™ technology
Optics optimized for 1064 nm wavelength
Nominal working distances/spot size: 180 mm/2mm
Industrial grade enclosure IP66
Generation laser enclosure optional

Using Tecnar Durabeam™ technology
Optics optimized for 1064 nm wavelength
Nominal working distances/spot size: 7 in./0.08 in.
Industrial grade enclosure IP66
Generation laser enclosure optional

LAB - Laboratory research probe (optional)

Optics optimized for 1064 nm wavelength
Three nominal working distances/spot size: 65 mm/0.8 mm, 80 mm/1 mm, 180 mm/2 mm
Industrial grade enclosure IP43

Optics optimized for 1064 nm wavelength
Three nominal working distances/spot size: 2.5 in./0.03 in., 3 in./0.04 in., 7 in./0.08 in.
Industrial grade enclosure IP43

Lus Ultimate

Industrially proven turnkey laser-ultrasonic inspection station

With the Lus Ultimate and Tecnar’s know-how and support, you don’t need to be an expert to get the benefits of laser-ultrasonics. This solution is the shortest path from your idea to a mature value-added application.

The Lus Ultimate contains a short pulse laser for non-contact generation of ultrasound, a frequency stabilized high-power pulse laser for non-contact detection of ultrasound (PDL), a fast response laser-ultrasonic receiver based on two waves mixing in a GaAs photorefractive crystal (TWM), a robust optical probe for use in harsh environment (HEPg) assembled with an industrial-grade enclosure with a computer for operation, data storage and data processing. Intensive use of large core optical fibres provides unmatched flexibility in optical probe design, scanning design and target applications.

With its rugged design, the Lus Ultimate can be used everywhere, from laboratory settings to on-site industrial demonstrations.

Lus Ultimate standard components

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Laser UT receiver

TWM - Two Wave Mixing photo-refractive receiver

Ultrasonic output bandwidth: 1.0 to 40 MHz
Balanced dual detection for enhanced signal to noise
Input light monitoring detector
Electronic triggering system – TTL outputs
Rack-mount casing

Ultrasonic output bandwidth: 1.0 to 40 MHz
Balanced dual detection for enhanced signal to noise
Input light monitoring detector
Electronic triggering system – TTL outputs
Rack-mount casing

Detection laser

PDL – Pulsed Detection Laser

Firing rate up to 100 Hz
Peak power > 500 W
Pulse width > 80 µs
Optical wavelength: 1064 nm
Beam delivery via optical fibres
Industrial grade enclosure IP54

Firing rate up to 100 Hz
Peak power > 500 W
Pulse width > 80 µs
Optical wavelength: 1064 nm
Beam delivery via optical fibres
Industrial grade enclosure IP54

Optical probe

HEPg – Harsh Environment Probe

Using Tecnar Durabeam™ technology
Optics optimized for 1064 nm wavelength
Nominal working distances/spot size: 180 mm/2mm
Industrial grade enclosure IP66
Generation laser head enclosure included

Using Tecnar Durabeam™ technology
Optics optimized for 1064 nm wavelength
Nominal working distances/spot size: 7 in./0.08 in.
Industrial grade enclosure IP66
Generation laser head enclosure included

Generation laser

Short pulse green laser

Nd:YAG Q-switch solid state laser
Optical wavelength 532 nm
Nominal pulse width < 10 nsec
Nominal power output > 50 mJ at 50 Hz
Laser head mounted in HEPg

Nd:YAG Q-switch solid state laser
Optical wavelength 532 nm
Nominal pulse width < 10 nsec
Nominal power output > 50 mJ at 50 Hz
Laser head mounted in HEPg

Software and digitizer

Integrated data acquisition and control computer

Industrial grade PC with Windows™ operating system
Digitizer with sampling rate of 125 Msamples/sec, 16bits ADC, and 60 MHz bandwidth
Software modules for laser control and data acquisition

Industrial grade PC with Windows™ operating system
Digitizer with sampling rate of 125 Msamples/sec, 16bits ADC, and 60 MHz bandwidth
Software modules for laser control and data acquisition

Scanner unit (optional)

Motorized scanner unit

Two axis scanner unit
Full travel span of 100 mm x 100 mm
Compatible with Tecnar’s laser-UT probe
Controlled via integrated software module

Two axis scanner unit
Full travel span of 4 in. x 4 in.
Compatible with Tecnar’s laser-UT probe
Controlled via integrated software module

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