Product News: Machinery & Machining Tools
Laser Beam Profiling System measures quality in real-time.
Press Release Summary:
January 24, 2013 - Working with CW and pulsed lasers down to single shot rates, Photon M2-1780 automatically measures M2 beam propagation ratio and all associated ISO 11146 parameters instantaneously at video rates over 20 Hz. CCD camera-based system, sensitive to wavelengths from ~250–1,100 nm, automatically measures with NIST-traceable accuracy to better than 2%. This translates to M2 measurements with accuracy to -5%. System works in conjunction with FireWire BeamPro Acquisition and Analysis software.
Original Press Release
Photon M2-1780, Industry's First Laser Beam Profiling System to Measure Beam Quality in Real-Time
Press release date: January 22, 2013
The M2-1780 is a CCD camera-based system that works with CW and pulsed lasers down to single shot rates. The CCD is sensitive to wavelengths from approximately 250nm to 1100nm. This compact systems automatically measures with NIST-traceable accuracy to better than 2%; this translates to M2 measurements with accuracy to -5%.
"The Photon M2-1780 is a unique beam profiling device," stated Gary Wagner, General Manager, Ophir Photonics (U.S.). "The instrument allows instantaneous measurement of the entire beam caustic at the frame rate of the camera. This means that even an unstable beam, or one in the midst of being adjusted, can be measured with direct and immediate feedback. The end result is superior laser performance, from improving accuracy in medical aesthetics to reducing production bottlenecks."
The M2-1780 uses ten reflective surfaces -- provided by precisely aligned quartz wedges -- to divide the laser beam caustic into ten slices. It then simultaneously focuses them on the CCD detector. This allows the M2 and other propagation parameters to be determined instantly in real-time. The CCD sensor is divided into ten sectors and the beam is aligned such that each beam measurement position is in one of these boxes. Once aligned, integrated software reports the parameters for each frame the CCD acquires.
This makes it possible to make real-time adjustments to the laser and watch the results as direct feedback.
The M2-1780 works in conjunction with Photon's FireWire BeamPro Acquisition and Analysis software. A Microsoft® Windows based system, BeamPro measures beam spatial characteristics in accordance with ISA 13694 and M2 parameters in accordance with ISO 11146. The software operates in two modes: M2 Beam Propagation mode includes a live video window for displaying the 10 beam spots, and Standard mode includes all the beam analysis features that allow for closer inspection of a single beam.
Availability & Pricing
The M2-1780 is available now. M2-1780 Data Sheet:
About Ophir Photonics
With over 30 years of experience, Ophir Photonics, a Newport Corporationm brand, provides a complete line of instrumentation including power and energy meters, beam profilers, spectrum analyzers, and goniometric radiometers. Dedicated to continuous innovation in laser measurement, the company holds a number of patents, including Ophir-Spiricon's Ultracal, the baseline correction algorithm that helped establish the ISO 11146-3 standard for beam measurement accuracy. The Photon family of products includes NanoScan scanning-slit technology, which is capable of measuring beam size and position to sub-micron resolution. The company's modular, customizable solutions serve manufacturing, medical, military, and research industries throughout the world. For more information, visit http://www.ophiropt.com/photonics
For more information, contact:
Gary Wagner, General Manager
Ophir Photonics (U.S.)
3050 North 300 West
North Logan, UT 84341
Telesian Technology Inc.
49 Midgley Lane
Worcester, MA 01604
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