Scanning Slit Laser Beam Profiler offers sub-micron measurement.

Press Release Summary:

Using moving slits, NIST-calibrated NanoScan™ 2s measures beam position and size with sub-micron precision for CW and kilohertz pulsed lasers. Offering of silicon, germanium, or pyroelectric detectors allows profiling lasers of any wavelength, from UV to far infrared, to 100 µm and beyond. Digital controller, by providing 16-bit digitization of signal for dynamic range up to 35 dB power, enables measurement of beam size and pointing with 3-sigma precision to several hundred nanometers.

Original Press Release:

Ophir-Spiricon Announces NanoScan(TM) 2s Scanning Slit Laser Beam Profiler for Sub-Micron Measurement of Beam Position and Size

North Logan, UT –­ Ophir, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation company, today announced the latest version of the company’s high power, scanning slit beam profiler, NanoScan™ 2s. Now available in a more compact size, NanoScan 2s is a NIST-calibrated profiler that instantly measures beam position and size with sub-micron precision for CW and kilohertz pulsed lasers. The profiler offers silicon, germanium, or pyroelectric detectors; this allows profiling lasers of any wavelength, from UV to far infrared, to100µm and beyond. New NanoScan 2s software, available in Standard and Professional versions, allows users to custom configure the display interface; results can be shown on a single, easy-to-read screen or across multiple screens.

NanoScan 2s uses moving slits – one of the ISO standard scanning aperture techniques – to measure beam sizes from µm to cm at beam powers from µW to kW. The natural attenuation provided by the slit allows the measurement of many beams with little or no additional attenuation required. The digital controller provides deep, 16-bit digitization of the signal for high dynamic range up to 35dB power; this makes it possible to measure beam size and beam pointing with 3-sigma precision to several hundred nanometers. The silicon or germanium detector-based NanoScan 2s's include an integrated 200mW power meter that displays both total power and individual power in each of the beams being measured.

NanoScan 2s software can measure from one to 16 beams in the aperture with sub-micron precision. A beam can be found in less than 0.3 seconds and real-time updates can be displayed to 20Hz. The Microsoft® Windows-compatible software is available in two versions: Standard and Professional. The Professional version includes ActiveX automation for integrating the profiler into OEM systems or creating custom user interface screens using C++, LabVIEW, Excel, or other software packages.


NanoScan 2s is available now. Data sheet:

About Ophir Photonics

With over 35 years of experience, Ophir Photonics, a Newport Corporation company, 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 R&D 100 award-winning BeamTrack power/position/size meters; BeamWatch®, the industry's first non-contact, focus spot size and position monitor for lasers in material processing; 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 size and position to sub-micron resolution. The company is ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited for calibration of laser measurement instruments. Their modular, customizable solutions serve manufacturing, medical, military, and research industries throughout the world. For more information, visit

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For more information, contact:

Gary Wagner

General Manager

Ophir Photonics (U.S.)

3050 North 300 West

North Logan, UT 84341

Tel: 435-753-3729



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© 2015. BeamGage, BeamWatch, and BeamMaker are registered trademarks and Pyrocam, BeamMic, BeamTrack, NanoScan, and Ultracal are trademarks of Ophir-Spiricon. All other trademarks are the registered property of their respective owners.

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