Laser Beam Diagnostics Cameras combine sensitivity and accuracy.

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Powered via USB port, USB 2 High Speed-compatible LaserCam-HR II cameras use BeamView software and are suited for production and laboratory settings. CCD sensors (½ and 2/3 in. formats) and circuitry lower noise floor and allow increase in bit-depth of image digitization process. Consequently, this optimizes dynamic range of camera and promotes laser beam diameter measurement sensitivity and accuracy, especially involving D4sigma and second moment calculations.

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New Laser Beam Diagnostics Cameras Offer Improved Performance

Santa Clara, Calif. — The new LaserCam-HR II laser beam diagnostic cameras from Coherent, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) offer improved performance over the company’s original LaserCam-HR.  They maintain complete hardware and software compatibility with older LaserCam products, thus simplifying integration for existing users in both production and laboratory settings.

Improved performance in the LaserCam-HR II has been achieved through the use of newer CCD sensors (available in 1/2” and 2/3” formats) and advanced circuitry.  Together, these lower the noise floor and allow an increase in the bit-depth of the image digitization process, enabling the dynamic range of the camera to be expanded by a full decade on the low light end.  All this translates into more sensitive and accurate laser beam diameter measurements, especially those involving D4sigma and second moment calculations.

The new LaserCam-HR II products all use Coherent’s popular BeamView software, which has been updated to incorporate drivers for both Windows 7 and Windows 8.  This latest version of BeamView remains fully compatible with older Coherent cameras.  Similar to Coherent’s previous cameras, the LaserCam-HR II cameras are USB 2 High Speed compatible, powered through their USB port.

Founded in 1966, Coherent, Inc. is a world leader in providing photonics based solutions to the commercial and scientific research markets, and is part of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000.  Please direct any questions about this press release to Sean Bergman, product manager, at (503) 454-5700.  For more information about Coherent, including product and financial updates, visit our website at

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