Ophir-Spiricon has launched the latest version of LBA, the company's high accuracy laser beam analysis software.
LBA measurement precision is based on Ultracal, the company's patented, baseline correction algorithm that helped establish the ISO 11146-3 standard for beam measurement accuracy.
Ultracal ensures the highest accuracy and reliability in the industry by retaining negative signals essential for making correct beam width measurements and for extracting weak signals out of noise.
LBA also features a Pointing Stability program that collects centroid and peak data from the LBA core system and displays it graphically; this is critical for maintaining accuracy in welding, laser manufacturing, and military range finder applications. The newest version of LBA operates on the Microsoft Windows Vista 32 operating system and works with Ophir-Spiricon's SP503U and SP620U, new USB 2.0 CCD cameras that feature the highest dynamic range in the industry, up to 64dB.
Designed for a variety of scientific R&D and manufacturing applications, LBA contains all the algorithms and calculations necessary to make the most accurate beam measurements, including quantitative calculations, 2D and 3D viewing, user-defined apertures, multiple frames averaging and summing, zoom up to 32 times the original size, and user-selectable Z-axis (intensity) scaling. An ActiveX interface allows data to be shared with other applications, including MATLAB and LabVIEW.