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Ophir-Spiricon’s Pyrocam III Camera Creates Clear Images of Laser Beam Profile

Manufacturer of laser measurement devices, Ophir-Spiricon has rolled out a new solid-state array camera that features a 1000:1 dynamic range for precise profiling. The new Pyrocam III generates clear images of the laser beam profile that is displayed in 3-D or 2-D views.

Pyrocam III Camera

The Pyrocam III camera evaluates the beam profile of continuous and pulsed-wave lasers. It can be utilized for measuring terahertz lasers. The sensitivity of the camera for terahertz sources is approximately 300 mW/cm² at full output. The camera features a signal-to-noise ratio of 1000. Numerous frames can be added to pull a signal from the noise by using the company’s Ultracal baseline setting. Adding 256 frames allows beam viewing down to 1 to 2 mW/cm².

The camera can be utilized in infrared fiber-optics at 1.3 µm and 1.55 µm and in the near-infrared for Nd:YAG lasers at 1.06 µm. It is also useful for optical parametric oscillators ranging from 1 to 10 µm and deuterium fluoride / hydrogen fluoride lasers at about 4 µm.

The camera detector array features a broadband coating, which allows operation at all ultraviolet and infrared laser wavelengths. Spectral ranges from 1.06 to more than 3000 µm and from 13 to 355 nm are available. The camera features an Image Viewer function, BeamGage laser beam analysis software, Windows camera setup, a 14-bit digitizer, FireWire interface and an integrated chopper.

The camera can be utilized in scientific lab investigation of laser rays in electron system designs. It can also be used in product engineering CO2 and other types of infrared lasers.


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