Ophir Photonics has introduced version 5.5 of its BeamGage laser beam analysis software. The new version supports 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7, as well as the company's USB L11058 large format beam profiling camera.
The 11-megapixel, 35mm format L11058 is designed for measuring large laser beams. Its high resolution, 4,008 x 2,672 pixel format allows profiling of beams up to 24 x 36mm without requiring reduction optics. Frame rates of up to 3.1 frames per second at full resolution increase throughput and productivity. The camera accurately measures CW laser beams over a spectral range from 190 to 1,100nm, with a wide dynamic range of 59dB. The camera features a global shutter, allowing simultaneous integration of the entire pixel array.
BeamGage is the industry's first beam profiling software to be newly designed, from scratch, using the most advanced tools and technologies. Based on UltraCal, the company's patented baseline correction algorithm,
BeamGage provides high accuracy results, guaranteeing that the data baseline (zero-point reference) is accurate to 1/8th of a digital count on a pixel-by-pixel basis.