The ultra-compact Bobcat-640-CL meets machine vision system designers who need high sensitivity in the SWIR range for specialized quality inspectio
Major industries of the modern world, such as scientific, medical and industrial, are utilising lasers in a variety of applications.
Some application examples are spectroscopy, telecommunications, medical treatment procedures, laser guidance systems, as well as industrial operations like laser welding and cutting.
The performance of the laser beam is often critical to ensure correct operation of these applications.
As such, laser beam profiling or analysis is often employed to ensure that the laser beam exhibits the expected and required beam shape, distribution and beam width.
The spatial intensity distribution of a laser beam is one of the key parameters to understand how a laser will perform in an application.
Since many applications require infrared laser wavelengths, infrared cameras have become a key part for these beam analysis systems.
Using an (infrared) camera based laser beam analyser, one can measure the full laser beam profile in two dimensions, in one single frame. Cameras can also work with both pulsed and continuous wave (CW) lasers.
(Mechanical scanning instruments and methods only work on CW lasers.)
Xenics offers various types of SWIR camera in four wavelength ranges:
Xenics supplies various infrared cameras that are suitable for laser beam profiling applications.
All these cameras come with control software and software to display a beam profile. Most Xenics cameras also come with a standard filter holder.
See Related Products for a full list of our cameras that are compatible with this application.
Note: Xenics does not supply complete laser beam profiling systems – we do not have software to implement quantitative calculations.