VECTOR-Series:
HeNe Digital Laser Vibrometer

Laser Doppler Vibrometers  (LDV) using classic Helium-Neon (HeNe) laser sources have been a beneficial tool in non-contact  vibration measurements for many years. The Vector series has brought laser vibrometry with HeNe-lasers  to its perfection.

The vibrometer is operated with a laser wavelength of 633 nm and enables the non-contact measurement of vibrations between 0 and 24 MHz. Vibration characteristics of microscopic up to macroscopic-scaled structures are determined with the highest accuracy and precision.

High flexibility for multi-purpose solutions

The Vector is the standard vibrometer for a wide variety of vibration measurement problems. It is particularly suited for measurements on reflecting surfaces or through water as well as in applications where the smallest possible size of the measuring point is of critical importance. Through the use of different optical systems and decoders for velocity, displacement or acceleration, the Vector units can be customized for the measurement task at hand in a matter of minutes.

The measuring signals are simultaneously output in digital form via GBit Ethernet and in analog form via BNC connectors with up to 160 Msamples/s,  enabling the vibrometer to be read out and controlled via Ethernet while sending data to analog data acquisition systems at the same time.

Helium Neon Laser Vibrometer
Laser Vibrometer Controls
Laser Vibrometer Lenses
Laser Vibrometer BNC connectors

Outstanding Helium-Neon laser vibrometry

Optomet continuously aimes at innovations and progress in laser vibrometry and provides solutions suited to the high demands of modern vibration measurements. Some key-features of the Vector-series LDV are:

True portability

Laser source, optics, interferometer, signal processing, and arbitrary signal generator are combined in one box, powered by 12 V DC. Optomet LDV are the perfect all-in-one measurement solution that can even be used with commercially available powerbanks for mobile operation.

Intuitive hard- and software

The vibrometer and the measurement software OptoGUI are designed for easy and intuitive use. OptoGUI offers a simple and lucid user interface to guide the user through the measurement. Even users new to vibrometry will obtain precise vibration data in no time.

End-to-end digital signal processing

Measurement data are processed by an integrated FPGA and digitally transmitted via Gigabit Ethernet. Data processing is carried out with a sampling rate of 160 MS/s with a data resolution of up to 32-Bit, which translates to a dynamic range of 220 dB.

Additionally, all vibrometer, measurement, and signal generator settings can be remotely controlled via Ethernet. Measurement data can be simultaneously read out via the Ethernet connection and analog BNC connectors.

Characteristics - Vector Series Laser Vibrometer

  • Non-contact vibration measurement up to 10 MHz
  • End-to-end digital workflow 
  • 14 velocity-, 19 displacement- und 14 acceleration measuring ranges
  • Vibrational velocities up to ±10 m/s
  • Displacement resolutions down to 100 fm
  • Decoder remote update and upgradeable 
  • 3 analogue output with a sample rate of 160 Msamples/s 
  • GBit-Ethernet digital output
  • Visible, eye-safe class 2 laser
  • Compact and portable All-in-One design
  • Intuitive handling
  • High power efficiency

Technical Specifications

A detailed list of all vibrometer characteristics, including all hardware and software features, can be found in the vibrometer data sheet in Support & Datasheets.

Category Characteristics
Laser source HeNe-Laser
Laser wavelength 632,8 nm
Laser class Output power: <1 mW, class 2
Measured quantity Velocity, Displacement, Acceleration
Frequency bandwidths DC to 10 MHz
Max. vibrational velocity 10 m/s
Output signal (digital) GBit-Ethernet (RJ45) / WiFi
Output signal (analog) 3 x Standard BNC connectors
Signal processing Digital (OptoMET UltraDSP)
User interface output Color screen 3.5" + 20 segment LED bargraph
User interface input Touch screen, knobs with push-button, key switch (power)
Dimensions Length x width x height (excluding handle and lens): 380 x 180 x 148 mm
Weight 8 kg
Mounting Standard tripod screw thread
Power supply 110 -240V AC (50-60Hz) oder 12V DC
Power consumption 37 Watt
Operating temperature range 5°C to 40°C

Laser Vibrometer Measuring- & Data Acquisition Software

OptoGUI Software

OptoGUI is an extensive and intuitive software for remote control, data acquisition, and data analysis when working in single-point mode. Data transfer is realized via a loss-free digital Gigabit Ethernet connection. Click for detailed information about OptoGUI.

Available decoders

A wide variety of high-performance real-time decoders are available for the evaluation of the interferometric measuring signals. The OptoMET UltraDSP technology enables the measurement of frequencies up to 10 MHz and vibrational velocities up to 10 m/s with the Vector Series, displacements can be resolved to less than 100 fm. All vibrometers incorporate a velocity decoder, and displacement and acceleration decoders are optionally available. Numerous measuring ranges per decoder ensure that measurements can always be performed with the optimum sensitivity.

Decoders can be easily retrofitted or upgraded. Start with a basic system and adapt the capabilities of the measuring instrument as required. This requires no return of the instrument to the factory and no waiting times for your production or research project. The table below provides an overview of the configuration options. We will also be happy to assist you in the selection of the best decoder for your measuring task.

Description

Decoder Name

Number of measuring ranges

Max. vibrational velocity

Frequency

Comments

Basis

Velocity Decoder D-VD-1

8

2 m/s

DC - 500 kHz

required

 

Displacement Decoder D-DD-1

19

 

 

optional

 

Acceleration Decoder D-AD-1

8

 

 

optional

Sense

Velocity Decoder D-VD-2

11

2 m/s

DC - 1 MHz

required

 

Displacement Decoder D-DD-2

19

 

 

optional

 

Acceleration Decoder D-AD-2

11

 

 

optional

High Speed

Velocity Decoder D-VD-3

11

10 m/s

DC - 2,5 MHz

required

 

Displacement Decoder D-DD-3

19

 

 

optional

 

Acceleration Decoder D-AD-3

11

 

 

optional

Hochfrequenz

Velocity Decoder D-VD-4

9

5 m/s

DC - 10 MHz

required

 

Displacement Decoder D-DD-4

19

 

 

optional

 

Acceleration Decoder D-AD-4

9

 

 

optional

Master

Velocity Decoder D-VD-5

14

10 m/s

DC- 10 MHz

required

 

Displacement Decoder D-DD-5

19

 

 

optional

 

Acceleration Decoder D-AD-5

14

 

 

optional

 

Available lenses

Several lenses are available which are optimized for the Vector-Series. Choose the right optical system based on working distance, reflectivity of the surface to be measured or size of the focus point. The lenses are easily exchangeable due to a bayonet lock as on single-lens reflex cameras.

The table below provides an overview of the configuration options. We will also be happy to assist you in the selection of the best lens for your measuring task.

 

Autofocus Short-Range Lens

Short-Range Interchangeable lens​​​​​​

  • Working distance: 45 mm ... 5 m
  • Autofocus, remote focus, manual focus
  • Focus spot size (typ.): 20 µm bei 45 mm
Autofocus Mid-Range Lens

Mid-Range Interchangeable lens​​​​​

  • Working distance: 150 mm ... 10 m
  • Autofocus, remote focus, manual focus
  • Focus spot size (typ.): 25 µm bei 150 mm
Autofocus Long-Range Lens

Long-Range Interchangeable lens​​​​​

  • Working distance: 500 mm ... 100 m
  • Autofocus, remote focus, manual focus
  • Focus spot size (typ.): 53 µm bei 500 mm
Autofocus Super-Long-Range Lens

Super-Long-Range Interchangeable lens​​​​​

  • Working distance: 1700 mm ... 200 m
  • Autofocus, remote focus, manual focus
  • Focus spot size (typ.): 69 µm bei 1700 mm

Accessories

Laser Vibrometer Transport Case

Single Point Vibrometer Transport Case

Stable and waterproof Peli case for safe keeping and transport of vibrometer.

External dimension (L x B x H): 61.9 x 49.2 x 22.3 cm

Laser Vibrometer Transport Bag

Transport Bag

Compact und light transport bag for the outdoors-measurements 

Laser Vibrometer Rifle Scope

Telescope

For measurements from a greater distance, a telescope makes it easier to find the measuring point. The telescope can be easily mounted on the gauge rail at the top of the vibrometer.

Powerbank Mobile Use of Laser Vibrometer

Mobile Battery

Portable battery charger, external battery power bank. For powering the vibrometer when performing outdoor measurements.

Laser Vibrometer Tripod with Fluid Head

Tripods with fluid head

Precisely align your vibrometer with high quality tripods by Manfrotto

High frequency vibration measurement

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