Product News: Optics & Photonics
Thermal Detector measures laser power, position, and size.
Press Release Summary:
May 15, 2013 - Available with 12–50 mm aperture sizes, BeamTrack FL250A-BB-50-PPS measures power, beam position, and beam size of lasers up to 250 W. Unit also measuresÂ energy from 80 mJ to 300 J and provides information on beam centering and wander. Beam position is accurate to 0.2 mm andÂ beam sizeÂ is accurate to +/-5% for Gaussian beam. Capable ofÂ measuring spectral range from 150 nm to 20 Âµm,Â detector features Smart Connector interface that operates withÂ StarLite, Nova II, and Vega smart displays.
Original Press Release
Ophir Photonics' New Beamtrack Sensors Measure Laser Power, Position, Size, Centering, Wander with One Compact Device; Power Levels to 250w
Press release date: May 6, 2013
BeamTrack is a unique series of thermal detectors that combine multiple functions in one device: laser power, energy, beam position, and beam size.
The sensors also provide information on beam centering and wander, all in a compact unit the size of a single function sensor of the same power level.
The first BeamTrack detectors – measuring 3W, 10W, 50W, and 150W – were introduced at LASER World of Photonics 2012. The new FL250A-BB-50-PPS model measures power, position, and size up to 250W.
BeamTrack sensors are the only laser detectors in the industry able to measure power, position, size (PPS), energy, centering, and wander in a single device. Sensors are available with a range of aperture sizes, from 12mm to 50mm. The broadband absorbers of the detectors can measure a spectral range from 150nm to 20µm.
The FL250A-BB-50-PPS measures laser power from 150mW to 250W, and energy from 80mJ to 300J. Beam position is accurate to 0.2 mm. A patented beam size detector embedded in the sensor is accurate to +/-5% for a Gaussian beam.
All BeamTrack sensors feature a "Smart Connector" interface that operates with Ophir's StarLite, Nova II, and Vega smart displays, and Juno PC interface. The display is automatically configured and calibrated when plugged into one of the company's laser measurement heads.
Pricing and Availability
The BeamTrack Power/Position/Size Sensors are available now. OEM pricing is available on request. The FL250A-BB-50-PPS data sheet can be viewed at: http://www.ophiropt.com/laser/pdf/index.php?item=FL250A-BB-50-PPS
BeamTrack video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2oliO-Cz8M
About Ophir Photonics
With over 30 years of experience, Ophir Photonics, a Newport Corporation 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 the award-winning BeamTrack power/position/size meters and 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 sizeand 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
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