II-VI-CO2-58 laser beam analyser

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Laser Lines has introduced the II-VI-CO2-58 industrial laser beam analyser from Ophir-Spiricon, a provider of precision laser measurement equipment. The II-VI-CO2-58 is a laser beam profiling system that enables the quantitative measurement and viewing of high power CO2 beams. The system diagnoses faults quickly, in real-time, and corrects issues related to beam stability, alignment, tuning, and optimisation.

The laser beam analyser is a portable device that can be used to spot check performance quickly and easily on a variety of laser-based machines - in one or more facilities, or in the field. The system's 58mm clear aperture enables the user to measure large laser beams. The ability to handle up to 10kW of power makes it ideal for high power CO2 lasers. With the ability to produce up to 48 images per second, users can view transient laser performance in real time.

The analyser is designed to work with Ophir's Pyrocam III, a solid-state camera based on rugged, stable, and precise IR detector arrays.

The II-VI-CO2-58 beam analyser camera connects to a PC through a FireWire interface for advanced analysis capabilities. A Basic Image Viewer presents 3D isometric plots and 2D colour contour plots. The company's LBA-PC-PIII software also works with the beam analyser and contains all the algorithms and calculations necessary to make the most accurate measurements, including an ActiveX interface for extracting data into other applications, 2D and 3D viewing, reference subtraction, user-customised apertures and colour palettes, and Z-axis scaling.