our sensors, your productivity.

Laser-ultrasonics
from your lab to
on-site demonstration

Long pulsed laser-ultrasonic detection laser
Tecnar develops, manufactures and markets advanced sensors to optimize industrial processes.
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Step 1
The Lus discovery combines:

  1. Detection interferometer: Robust laser-ultrasonic detection unit based on a fast-response photorefractive crystal
  2. CW detection laser: Frequency-stabilized continuous mid-power laser
  3. Optical probe
Get the
Lus discovery
advantage
Plug and play set-up
Easy to operate
Non-contact
Affordable
Large detection bandwidth
Step 2

The Lus advance combines:


  1. Pulse detection laser: Proprietary long-pulsed high-power frequency stabilized laser
  2. Detection interferometer: Robust laser-ultrasonic detection unit based on a fast-response photorefractive crystal
  3. Optical probe
Get the
Lus advance
advantage
Good for rough surfaces
High-firing rate for industrial application
Robust design for on-line use
High sensitivity
High-power detection laser
Step 3

The Lus ultimate combines:


  1. Pulse detection laser: Proprietary long-pulse, high-power frequency stabilized laser
  2. Control unit: Adapted, computer-controlled data acquisition, processing and storage
  3. Detection interferometer: Robust laser-ultrasonic detection unit based on a fast-response photorefractive crystal
  4. Generation laser: Short-pulsed laser for non-contact ultrasound generation
  5. Optical probe
Get the
Lus ultimate
advantage
Easy to use Easy to use
Fully integrated Fully integrated
High performance High performance
Flexible Flexible
Plus all the Lus Advance advantages Plus all the Lus advance advantages
Citation

Tecnar's Lus system (especially the pulsed detection laser and the GaAs photorefractive crystal detection unit) was our “Enabler” to realize laser-ultrasonics projects with high impact for industry. Using those tools, we were not only able to realize measurements on industrial samples which are oxidized, rusty, dirty,… – but more importantly, we were also able to perform measurements in industrial production sites, directly in the aluminum and steel producing plants. Doing on-site measurements in industry has one important benefit: The industrial partner gains trust and belief in the measurement results! By this we were able to more than triple the number of our projects and to acquire a second Lus system.

Bernhard Reitinger
Head of Laser Ultrasonics
RECENDT GmbH