The Mark-40 Infrared Laser Illuminator is designed to illuminate large areas with infrared light. The Class 1 eye-safe illuminator supports CCTV security and surveillance applications with a system of patented optics and a high energy 40 watt laser diode. This combination supports unsurpassed night viewing ranging over 1000 meters.
The Mark-40 is ideally suited for long-range surveillance of military facilities, harbors, pipelines, refineries, airports, or other areas with limited or no illumination. The Mark-40 provides uniform edge-to-edge illumination at great distances, and can be used during the daytime to illuminate inside vehicles with tinted windows.
The standard Mark-40 operates at 808 nm producing a slight red glow. This model supports many of the commercial CCD cameras currently in use in security applications. A covert 940 nm unit is also available but requires a CCD camera that is sensitive in that wavelength. Special order illuminators using laser diodes beyond 940 nm are available.
The standard unit is delivered with a 20 degree horizontal beam angle with a 10 degree vertical beam angle. Optional beam angles of up to 80 degrees in either axis are available from the factory. Users are not permitted to change the beam angles.