Many research experiments require the precise control of lasers. The LabSmith LC880 Programmable Experiment Controller handles all aspects of laser timing control, from simple pulsing to sequencing a 2-pulse experiment and beyond. In this application note, we will discuss how to implement a pulsed Nd:YAG laser control system using the LC880. We will expand the … Read more
Many experiments require several processes to coincide with an event of unknown timing. Photographing a projectile in flight, for example, requires accurate coordination of the camera, sensors and flash lamps to capture a projectile of unknown speed. In this study, we examine various ways to control experiments of this nature using the LabSmith LC880 Programmable … Read more
In the “Laser Control with the LC880” application note, we designed a laser control system using the LabSmith LC880 Programmable Logic Controller. In this application note, we’ll discuss two designs for a two-pulse experiment, in which two laser pulses illuminate a fluid to visualize its flow.