Ophir-Spiricon has introduced its ModeCheck industrial CO2 laser beam profiler, designed to eliminate mode burns and allow for prediction of degradation, leading to better scheduling of periodic maintenance. The device is a low cost, portable beam profiling system, enabling the quantitative measurement and viewing of high power CO2 beams. Designed to verify performance and reduce changeover time for industrial parts manufacturers, the system measures key characteristics of he laser beam profile in real-time and stores mode images for later recall and comparison.
ModeCheck monitors high power CW and pulsed lasers in the 8-30µm range with
intensities up to 30W/cm2. The system reduces the time needed for
changeovers between jobs. The user can quickly place the ModeCheck head in
front of the laser, then see and measure the beam profile to confirm optimal
laser performance. ModeCheck delivers accurate 2D and 3D renderings of the
beam profile in real-time. When used regularly, the user can compare
measurement changes from the same set-up and make necessary adjustments,
keeping the laser output constant for the same job from day-to-day. Over
time, the user will be able to measure laser degradation, and predict and
schedule down-time for maintenance.