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  • BeamGage Beam Analysis Software
May 2010
Ophir - Spiricon LLC, PhotonicsRequest Info
NORTH LOGAN, Utah, May 10, 2010 — Ophir-Spiricon LLC has announced that its BeamGage next-generation laser beam analysis software supports the combination of laser beam profiling with power meter measurements in a single system. It interfaces with most of the company’s power meters, including the Juno, LaserStar, Nova II, Orion handhelds and the new Quasar wireless Bluetooth model, and to the Vega color display and the USB1 laser sensor to PC interface. It matches the time stamps of the laser power meter readings to the beam profile data with a similar time stamp, providing a more complete view of laser performance.

The software provides a range of power/energy results, including total power or energy, peak power/energy density, average pulse power, peak pulse power, device efficiency and percent in aperture.

BeamGage Standard features also include the BeamMaker beam simulator, automatic camera control for ease of use, and a comprehensive set of beam analysis algorithms. The Professional version features 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.

The software is based on the patented and proprietary UltraCal baseline correction algorithm that helped establish the ISO 11146-3 standard for beam measurement accuracy. BeamGage provides high accuracy results, guaranteeing that the data baseline (zero reference point) is accurate to 1/10th of a digital count on a pixel-by-pixel basis. It allows the user to configure as many measurements as needed, and it includes more than 55 separate measurement choices, including many based on ISO standards, such as centroid X and Y, ellipticity, eccentricity and peak fluence.

Running on Microsoft XP, Vista and Windows 7, the software operates in 32-bit mode, and it supports a selection of cameras with FireWire (IEEE-1394) and USB interfaces that cover wavelengths from 190 nm to 3000 µm. Enhanced 3-D graphics improve data rendering.


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In the tolerancing of optical elements, the displacement of the optical axis from the mechanical axis.
The quality of asymmetrical intensity distribution in a laser beam, as opposed to a circular distribution.
energy density
The energy in a medium per unit volume.
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