Product News: Machinery & Machining Tools
Laser Beam Profiling System measures widths to 35 mm.
Press Release Summary:
February 7, 2013 - Along with 4008 x 2672 pixel format that allows profiling of beams up to 24 x 36 mm without requiring reduction optics, L11059 USB Large Format Beam Profiling Camera features 50 mm ND filters that provide max power density measurements to 15 mW/cm² without additional attenuation. Frame rates of up to 3.1 fps are supported at full resolution (up to 17 Hz in 4x4 binning mode). Featuring 59 dB dynamic range, camera can measure CW laser beams over spectral range from 190–1,100 nm.
Original Press Release
Industry's Largest Area Laser Beam Profiling System Features 10.6 Mega-Pixel Camera, Measures Beam Widths to 35 mm
Press release date: January 31, 2013
The L11059 camera is designed for measuring large laser beams that require fast frame rates, low noise, and high responsivity. The camera's high resolution, 4008 x 2672 pixel format allows profiling of beams up to 24 x 36 mm without the need for reduction optics. The camera also includes 50 mm ND filters, providing maximum power density measurements to 15 mW/cm2 without additional attenuation. Frame rates of up to 3.1 frames per second (fps) are supported at full resolution, and up to 17 Hz in 4x4 binning mode.
The L11059 is a compact, lightweight camera that can accurately measure CW (continuous wave) laser beams over an extended spectral range, from 190 nm to 1100 nm. The camera also has a wide dynamic range of 59 dB. A global shutter allows simultaneous integration of the entire pixel array. Its short exposure time is ideal for capturing objects in high speed motion. An integrated USB 2.0 digital interface allows measurement data to be easily transferred to laptops and desktop computers.
The L11059 works with BeamGage, the industry's most advanced laser beam analysis software. BeamGage includes all the algorithms and calculations needed to make the accurate, ISO approved laser beam measurements. It provides 2D and 3D viewing, advanced image processing features, NIST traceable power measurements, and multilingual support for English, Japanese, Chinese, and German.
"Designed for large laser applications, like semiconductor fabrication, BeamGage and the L11059 large format camera can capture and accurately analyze beams widths to 35 mm," stated Gary Wagner, General Manager, Ophir Photonics (U.S.). "Prior to this, large beams had to be reduced with optics so the beam would not overfill the camera imaging sensor. But there is always a concern that any optic in the path of the beam may cause spatial changes that are not characteristic of the natural beam. The large imaging array of the L11059 does away with such concerns."
The L11059 USB Large Format Beam Profiling Camera works in conjunction with BeamGage Professional or BeamGage Enterprise software. BeamGage Professional features a comprehensive set of beam analysis algorithms, BeamMaker beam simulator, partitioning of the camera output for separate analysis of multiple laser beams from sources such as fiber, a .NET interface for full remote control when integrating beam analysis into an automated application, and camera sharing. BeamGage Enterprise adds support for high-speed, networked cameras, including GigE, Gigabit Ethernet.
Availability & Pricing
The L11059 USB Large Format Beam Profiling Camera is available now. OEM pricing on request.
- L11059 data sheet: http://bit.ly/YjfMUs
- BeamGage data sheet: http://bit.ly/wStb8D
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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