Ophir-Spiricon has announced that BeamGage®, the company’s next generation laser beam analysis software, is the first to support the combination of laser beam profiling with power meter measurements in a single system.
BeamGage now interfaces with Ophir power meters, including the company’s new Quasar wireless device. BeamGage matches the time stamps of the laser power meter readings to the beam profile data with a similar time stamp, providing a more complete view of laser performance.
BeamGage now interfaces with most Ophir power meters, including the Juno, LaserStar, Nova II, Orion handhelds, and Quasar wireless Bluetooth power meter; the Vega color display; and the USBI laser sensor to PC interface.
The software provides a range of power/energy results, including total power or energy, peak power/energy density, average pulse power, peak pulse power, device efficiency, and % in aperture.
BeamGage Standard features also include BeamMaker® beam simulator, automatic camera control for ease of use, and comprehensive set of beam analysis algorithms. The Professional version also includes such capabilities as partitioning of the camera output for separate analysis of multiple laser beams from sources such as fiber, a .NET interface for full remote control when integrating beam analysis into an automated application, and camera sharing.
BeamGage is based on UltraCal™, Ophir-Spiricon’s patented baseline correction algorithm that helped establish the ISO 11146-3 standard for beam measurement accuracy. BeamGage provides high accuracy results, guaranteeing the data baseline (zero reference point) is accurate to 1/10th of a digital count on a pixel-by-pixel basis.
BeamGage allows you to configure as many measurements as needed; it includes over 55 separate measurement choices, including many based on ISO standards, such as Centroid X and Y, Ellipticity, Eccentricity, Peak Fluence, and more.
Running on Microsoft® XP, Vista or Windows 7, BeamGage operates in 32-bit mode. Enhanced 3D graphics improve data rendering. The software supports a selection of cameras with FireWire (IEEE-1394) and USB interfaces that cover wavelengths from 190nm to 3,000um.