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Laser Beam Profilers

DataRay Innovation: The company that brought you the first Windows‐based CCD beam profiler, the first Camera for confined spaces, the first software slider exposure and electronic auto‐shutter, the first standard window‐free CCD for no fringing, the first auto‐orientation on the ellipse & the first USB 2.0 beam profiling camera ...

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Sensor Type: CMOS
Measurable Sources: CW, Pulsed
Wavelength Range: 355-1150nm
# Pixels (Width): 2048
# Pixels (Height): 2048
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The ILMS is specially designed for profiling focused, high-power industrial lasers. This system combines reimaging/magnification optics, a polarization preserving beam sampler, and a DataRay beam profiler to measure small beam waists which would otherwise damage a traditional profiling system. Magnification of the focused beam allows ...

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Sensor Type: CMOS
Measurable Sources: CW, Pulsed
Wavelength Range: 190-16,000nm
# Pixels (Width): 2,048
# Pixels (Height): 2,048
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Updated with USB3 connectivity and other improvements, the BladeCam2™ offers an enhanced BladeCam™ beam profiling experience. With pixel size to 3.2 µm, the high resolution and highly compact BladeCam2™ beam profilers have a thickness of only 0.50” (12.84 mm) for insertion into tight optical trains and OEM applications.    ...

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Sensor Type: CMOS
Measurable Sources: CW
Wavelength Range: 355-1,150nm
# Pixels (Width): 2,048
# Pixels (Height): 1,536
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Updated with USB3 connectivity and other improvements, the BladeCam2™ offers an enhanced BladeCam™ beam profiling experience. With pixel size to 3.2 µm, the high resolution and highly compact BladeCam2™ beam profilers have a thickness of only 0.50” (12.84 mm) for insertion into tight optical trains and OEM applications.  ...

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Sensor Type: CMOS
Measurable Sources: CW
Wavelength Range: 355-1,150nm
# Pixels (Width): 1,280
# Pixels (Height): 1,024
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The WinCamD-QD series uses colloidal quantum dot sensors to provide high quality beam profiling for visible, SWIR, and eSWIR sources. With 15 µm pixels, a wavelength range as wide as 350-2000 nm, and a global shutter, the WinCamD-QD series offers unparalleled beam profiling capabilities.  With a signal-to-noise ratio that ...

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Sensor Type: Colloidal Quantum Dot (CQD)
Measurable Sources: CW
Wavelength Range: 400-1,700nm
# Pixels (Width): 1,920
# Pixels (Height): 1,080
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With a large 25 x 25 mm active area, 4.2 Mpixels, 12.5 x 12.5 μm (effective) pixels, optical and electronic triggering of a global shutter, and an SNR of 2500:1, the TaperCamD-LCM laser beam profiler offers the largest active sensor area on a USB-port powered laser beam profiling device. By combining the high signal-to-noise ratio ...

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Sensor Type: CMOS
Measurable Sources: CW, Pulsed
Wavelength Range: 355-1150nm
# Pixels (Width): 2048
# Pixels (Height): 2048
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The Line Laser Profiling System (LLPS) is a complete solution for analyzing line lasers up to 1000 mm in length and down to 55 µm in width. By scanning DataRay's flagship WinCamD-LCM beam profiling camera across the length of the beam using stages up to 1000mm in length, the full-featured free software will display a full image of ...

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Sensor Type: CMOS
Measurable Sources: CW, Pulsed
Wavelength Range: 190-1150nm
# Pixels (Width): 2048
# Pixels (Height): 2048
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This is a Large Laser Beam Profiling System offered directly by DataRay, Inc. The Large Beam Profiling System is a complete solution for measuring large beams by illuminating a rotating diffusely reflective surface with the beam and using a high quality lens to reimage the intensity distribution onto the camera ...

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Sensor Type: CMOS
Measurable Sources: CW, Pulsed
Wavelength Range: 355-1150nm
# Pixels (Width): 2048
# Pixels (Height): 2048
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The WinCamD-IR-BB laser beam profiler is an imaging solution for lasers in the MWIR and FIR range. With 17 µm pixels, a wavelength range of 2-16 µm, and an integrated shutter, the WinCamD-IR-BB beam profiler offers unparalleled beam profiling capabilities.  With a signal-to-noise ratio that exceeds 1000:1, the WinCamD-IR-BB ...

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Sensor Type: Microbolometer
Measurable Sources: CW, Pulsed
Wavelength Range: 2000-16000nm
# Pixels (Width): 640
# Pixels (Height): 480
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The laser beam profiler displays and records the spatial intensity profile of a laser beam at a particular plane transverse to the beam propagation path. Since there are many types of lasers - ultraviolet, visible, infrared, continuous wave, pulsed, high-power, low-power - there is an assortment of instrumentation for measuring laser ...

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Sensor Type: CMOS
Measurable Sources: CW
Wavelength Range: 300-1100nm
# Pixels (Width): 2400
# Pixels (Height): 2400
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Phasics' wavefront sensors simultaneously provide both phase and intensity measurements with unrivalled high resolution. The SID4 wavefront sensor combined with its beam-analysis software delivers a complete diagnostic of the laser: laser beam quality parameters (M2, waist size, and position, ...), wavefront aberrations and intensity ...

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Sensor Type: CMOS, Microbolometer, InGaAs
Measurable Sources: CW, Pulsed
Wavelength Range: 190-14000nm
# Pixels (Width): up to 850
# Pixels (Height): up to 720
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The BEAMAGE-4M-IR is an advanced beam profiling camera designed for infrared (IR) wavelengths ranging from 1495 to 1595 nm. It features a high-resolution 4.2 MPixel CMOS sensor with a phosphor coating, ensuring accurate measurements for a wide spectral range. This beam profiling camera is ISO-compliant, providing precise and ...

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Sensor Type: CMOS
Measurable Sources: CW, Pulsed
Wavelength Range: 1495-1595nm
# Pixels (Width): 2048
# Pixels (Height): 1088
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The BEAMAGE-4M-FOCUS is an advanced beam profiling camera designed for large beams, featuring a fiber optic taper. With a high-resolution 4.2 MPixel CMOS sensor, this camera is capable of ISO-compliant measurements in the spectral range of 350 to 1150 nm. Its pixel multiplication factor (PMF) of 1.8 (typical) ensures precise beam ...

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Sensor Type: CMOS
Measurable Sources: CW, Pulsed
Wavelength Range: 350-1150nm
# Pixels (Width): 2048
# Pixels (Height): 1088
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Data Sheet
The BEAMAGE-4M-FOCUS is an advanced beam profiling camera designed for large beams, featuring a fiber optic taper. With a high-resolution 4.2 MPixel CMOS sensor, this camera is capable of ISO-compliant measurements in the spectral range of 350 to 1150 nm. Its pixel multiplication factor (PMF) of 1.8 (typical) ensures precise beam ...

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Sensor Type: CMOS
Measurable Sources: CW, Pulsed
Wavelength Range: 350-1100nm
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# Pixels (Height): --
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The laser beam profiler can be used to analyze the laser beam in multiple dimensions by using the camera and analysis software. ModuOptik’s laser beam profiler can accurately analyze the size, roundness, energy distribution, center of mass and pointing stability of the laser beam. Professional industrial cameras are selected ...

Specifications

Sensor Type: CMOS
Measurable Sources: CW, Pulsed
Wavelength Range: 350-1200nm
# Pixels (Width): 2048
# Pixels (Height): 2048
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M2 measurement system “CAM SQUARED”, the latest product from Imagine Optic, offers precise and reliable analysis of laser beam quality with new records in M squared calculation speed and simplicity over other systems. The standard ISO 11146 requires intensity distribution in at least 10 observation planes from which is ...

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Sensor Type: CMOS
Measurable Sources: CW, Pulsed
Wavelength Range: 350-1100nm
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# Pixels (Height): --
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This Laser Beam Profiler by World Star Tech can give you a full picture of your system’s optical performance. It allows you to see the exact shape and features of your laser beam at a microscopic scale. With its compact designed this laser beam profiler provides repeatable and reliable data acquisition, and is an ...

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Sensor Type: Other
Measurable Sources: CW, Pulsed
Wavelength Range: 400-1000nm
# Pixels (Width): 1280
# Pixels (Height): 1024
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Beam profilers can detect the beam shape and measure the intensity distribution at a cross-section. XOA-8407 series beam profilers are based on CMOS cameras, and the wavelength range is 350-1200nm. Three sensor sizes are available, 1/1.2", 1", and 1/2.5". The maximum power is 1W (with an 0.1% ...

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Sensor Type: CMOS
Measurable Sources: CW
Wavelength Range: 350-1200nm
# Pixels (Width): -
# Pixels (Height): -
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About Gentec-EO: Gentec Electro-Optics is specialized in laser beam and terahertz source measurement and analysis. Gentec-EO is an expert in the design and manufacture of light detection and measurement technologies and solutions with a 50-year history in the market. Gentec\'s offerings include laser beam profilers, ...

Specifications

Sensor Type: CMOS
Measurable Sources: CW, Pulsed
Wavelength Range: 350-1150nm
# Pixels (Width): 2048
# Pixels (Height): 2048
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Data Sheet
About Gentec-EO: Gentec Electro-Optics is specialized in laser beam and terahertz source measurement and analysis. Gentec-EO is an expert in the design and manufacture of light detection and measurement technologies and solutions with a 50-year history in the market. Gentec\'s offerings include laser beam profilers, ...

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Sensor Type: CMOS
Measurable Sources: CW, Pulsed
Wavelength Range: 350-1150nm
# Pixels (Width): 2048
# Pixels (Height): 1088
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Data Sheet
The fiber optic tapers provide a method of minify or magnify an image with minimum distortion in image transfer applications.

Specifications

Sensor Type: CMOS
Measurable Sources: CW
Wavelength Range: 400-780nm
# Pixels (Width): 5544
# Pixels (Height): 3694
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CCD Beam Profiler UV Monitor 10
Hanamura Optics Corp
UV laser beam profiler has a proven track record in industrial applications, and can be used for excimer lasers for processing laser materials in the semiconductor and display industries, and for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th harmonics of Nd: YAG lasers. The basic system of the product consists of a camera based on a detector for UV and ...

Specifications

Sensor Type: CCD
Measurable Sources: CW
Wavelength Range: 157-308nm
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# Pixels (Height): --
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CCD Beam Profiler UV Monitor
Hanamura Optics Corp
UV laser beam profiler has a proven track record in industrial applications, and can be used for excimer lasers for processing laser materials in the semiconductor and display industries, and for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th harmonics of Nd: YAG lasers. The basic system of the product consists of a camera based on a detector for UV and ...

Specifications

Sensor Type: CCD
Measurable Sources: CW
Wavelength Range: 193-1100nm
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# Pixels (Height): --
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CCD Beam Profiler UV Monitor K2
Hanamura Optics Corp
UV laser beam profiler has a proven track record in industrial applications, and can be used for excimer lasers for processing laser materials in the semiconductor and display industries, and for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th harmonics of Nd: YAG lasers. The basic system of the product consists of a camera based on a detector for UV and ...

Specifications

Sensor Type: CCD
Measurable Sources: CW
Wavelength Range: 10-1100nm
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# Pixels (Height): --
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Beam Profiling And Beam Imaging For X-Ray 1-200 Nm
Star Tech Instruments
The goal of visualizing and measuring beams in the X-ray has taken on new importance. Star Tech Instruments has developed new systems to analyze these beams for Power/ Energy, Uniformity, High resolution Beam Profile and Image analysis. Model µBIP10x is a vacuum compatible (1x10-10 Torr) Beam profiler and Beam Imaging system designed ...

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Sensor Type: Other
Measurable Sources: CW
Wavelength Range: 1-200nm
# Pixels (Width): --
# Pixels (Height): --
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Frequently Asked Questions

A Laser Beam Profiler is a device used to measure and analyze the spatial intensity distribution, size, and shape of laser beams. It is crucial for optimizing the performance and safety of laser systems in various applications such as manufacturing, scientific research, and medical procedures.

Camera-Based Laser Beam Profilers utilize CCD or CMOS sensors to capture a two-dimensional image of the laser beam's intensity distribution. They offer real-time monitoring and are widely used due to their versatility and convenience.

Beam width is a critical metric as it provides information on the laser's focus and alignment. In applications like laser cutting or welding, controlling the beam width is essential for precision and material interaction.

Laser Beam Profilers are used across various sectors including industrial manufacturing for laser cutting and welding, scientific research for experiments involving lasers, medical procedures such as laser surgery, and in telecommunications to characterize optical fibers and laser sources.

Scanning Slit Laser Beam Profilers use a narrow slit that moves across the laser beam. The light passing through the slit is measured by a photodetector, and by scanning across the beam, a two-dimensional profile of the beam’s intensity is created.

Yes, certain types of Laser Beam Profilers like pyroelectric array profilers are designed to measure high-power beams. It is important to select a profiler that is compatible with the power levels of the laser you are working with.

When selecting a Laser Beam Profiler, consider the wavelength range, dynamic range and sensitivity, resolution and accuracy, and compatibility with existing systems. It's also important to evaluate whether the profiler meets the specific requirements of your application.

Understanding the intensity distribution across the laser beam is crucial for applications requiring uniformity or a specific intensity profile. It affects how the laser interacts with materials and is critical for achieving desired results in processes like laser engraving or medical treatments.

Laser Beam Profilers: A Comprehensive Overview

Laser Beam Profilers are indispensable tools for assessing and optimizing the spatial intensity distribution of laser beams. This detailed guide elucidates the critical aspects and applications of these sophisticated devices.

Introduction to Laser Beam Profilers

In the domain of lasers and photonics, beam profiling plays a pivotal role in ensuring the performance, reliability, and safety of laser systems. Laser Beam Profilers are specialized instruments that measure the spatial distribution and shape of laser beams. Understanding the beam profile is essential for optimizing laser systems for applications such as material processing, scientific research, medical procedures, and telecommunications.

How Laser Beam Profilers Work

Camera-Based Profilers: The most prevalent type of beam profiler is the camera-based profiler. These devices employ CCD or CMOS sensors, which provide a two-dimensional representation of the laser beam's intensity distribution. The major advantage of camera-based profilers is that they deliver real-time monitoring of the beam’s characteristics.

Scanning Slit Profilers: Scanning slit profilers use a narrow slit that moves across the laser beam. Photodetectors then measure the light that passes through the slit. By scanning across the beam, this type of profiler constructs a detailed two-dimensional representation of the beam’s intensity.

Knife-Edge Profilers: Knife-edge profilers involve a sharp edge that traverses through the laser beam while a photodetector measures the power. This method provides a one-dimensional profile, which can be utilized to build a full image by taking measurements at different angles.

Pinhole and Pyroelectric Profilers: Pinhole profilers analyze a beam by scanning it with a tiny aperture, whereas pyroelectric profilers are tailored for high-power beams, using a pyroelectric sensor instead of a standard camera sensor.

Key Metrics of Beam Profiling

Beam Width: One of the fundamental measurements made by a laser beam profiler is the beam width. This metric provides valuable information on the laser’s focus and alignment.

Beam Shape: Understanding the beam shape is essential for applications that require precise control over how the laser interacts with materials, such as in laser cutting or welding.

Intensity Distribution: This measurement provides insights into the variation of power across the beam. It is crucial for applications where uniformity or a specific intensity distribution is required.

Applications of Laser Beam Profilers

Industrial Applications: In the manufacturing sector, laser beam profilers are indispensable for optimizing laser cutting, welding, and marking processes. Ensuring a consistent and precise beam profile is key to achieving high-quality results.

Scientific Research: In scientific research, particularly in physics and material science, laser beam profilers are used to characterize lasers used in experiments. Precision in beam profiling is essential to ensure the accuracy of the results.

Medical Applications: Laser Beam Profilers are employed in various medical applications including laser surgery and therapeutic treatments. They ensure that the laser beam is optimized for safety and efficacy.

Telecommunications: In the field of optical communications, Laser Beam Profilers help in the characterization of optical fibers and the laser sources used for data transmission.

Selection Criteria and Considerations

When selecting a Laser Beam Profiler, several considerations should be taken into account, including:

  • Wavelength Range: It is imperative to choose a profiler that is compatible with the wavelength of the laser you are working with.
  • Dynamic Range and Sensitivity: The profiler should have the necessary dynamic range and sensitivity to accurately measure the intensities you are working with.
  • Resolution and Accuracy: The resolution should be high enough to provide the detail required, and the measurements should be accurate.
  • Compatibility and Integration: Ensure that the profiler can be easily integrated into your existing systems.

Conclusion

Laser Beam Profilers are critical tools for any application that involves the use of lasers. By providing detailed information on the spatial intensity distribution, shape, and size of laser beams, these devices play an indispensable role in optimizing performance and ensuring safety. Whether you are involved in industrial manufacturing, scientific research, medical procedures, or telecommunications, selecting the right Laser Beam Profiler is essential for achieving optimal results.

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