Ophir will be displaying the BeamSquared, an M2 laser beam propagation system designed to help users optimise laser performance. A robust, portable device, BeamSquared automatically measures the propagation characteristics of CW and pulsed lasers in less than a minute. It can optionally measure wavelengths above 1.8µm in manual mode, including CO2 and terahertz. BeamSquared is designed for continuous use applications, from scientific research to rapid prototyping, fabrication and machining.

The system includes the BeamSquared M2 software and an optical train. The software measures beam propagation characteristics on both the X and Y axes, including waist diameters, full angle divergences, waist locations, Rayleigh lengths, M2 or K and BPP factors, astigmatism, and asymmetry. The system displays 2D or 3D beam profiles for visual verification of beam behaviour through focus.