VCSEL Technology Inside the RAID Xe
Utilizing the latest Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) technology, the Wilcox Ruggedized Aiming/Illumination Device-Enhanced, commonly referred to as the RAID Xe, provides the end user with an enormous advantage over currently deployed laser sighting systems.
(The ‘Xe’ defines the device as being enhanced with networking capabilities). The majority of current laser sighting systems utilize the standard Edge Emitting Lasers (EEL) or Light Emitting Diodes (LED) which are dated laser technology. Because the sources on a VCSEL emit perpendicular to the surface, this allows for numerous emitters in a single laser. This produces a uniform, well controlled laser beam with the advantages of:
- Superior laser beam quality
- No beam ‘Speckle’ associated with dated laser technology
- Beam uniformity with no ‘Dead’ spots while in the IR Modes
- Enhanced beam clarity and distance allowing for the positive identification and engagement of potential targets during night time operations
The Wilcox RAID Xe advantages highlight its own compelling value and lethality! The RAID Xe also offers the end user with the several tactical advantages due to the units overall size, weight and unique features. With a weight of approximately 137 grams (without the single C123 Battery), and the overall width and length of about a typical business card, the RAID Xe doesn’t fatigue the end user while aiming their weapon nor require excessive rail space once mounted. The RAID Xe is the only laser sighting system equipped with a 40-degree LED Room illuminator for Close Quarter Battle (CQB) missions. This allows room illumination and increased situational awareness without blooming as opposed to the use of aiming and IR lasers which would be hazardous. This additional feature allows end users to check and secure hallways and rooms, while not over saturating these specific areas with laser beams.
The RAID Xe system was designed utilizing end user experience and feedback. The need for a smaller, lighter and stronger laser aiming device was our goal and the RAID Xe answered the mail. With the additional features noted and the ability of the end user to identify and engage targets quicker and at further distances, our end users are safer in stressful, hostile environments. The Wilcox RAID Xe is a complete ‘Turn-Key’ solution for any environment where reliability, quick target acquisition and identification are required for successful outcomes, it truly is State of the Art in laser sighting systems.
To learn more about the RAID Xe, read our tech brief “Enhanced Laser Technology Gives Operator’s the Ultimate Tactical Advantage”.