Pyrocam IIIHR Beam Profiling Camera

Pyrocam IIIHR Beam Profiling Camera

Gen 3 High-Resolution Broadband Pyroelectric
Array Camera with BeamGage

The Pyrocam camera accurately captures and analyzes wavelengths from 13nm - 355nm and 1.06-3000µm with its broadband array. It features a solid state high-resolution array with a wide dynamic range, fast data capture rates, and operates in CW or Pulsed modes which makes it ideal for analysis of NIR, CO2, and THz sources.

  • High-Resolution 80µm pixel pitch
  • Integrated Chopper


  • 13-355nm, 1.06-3000μm
  • 800μm - 12.3mm
  • CW, Pulsed
  • Pyroelectric Array
  • GigE Ethernet
  • 12.8mm x 12.8mm
  • 160 x 160
  • 80µm
  • 60 dB
  • 100 fps
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Software Editions

The Pyrocam broadband pyroelectric cameras are available with the following versions of software.

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    Pyroelectric array detector, chopped, Grade A, one Gigabit Ethernet port, BeamGage Professional GigE to USB3 adaptor, hard shipping case, 3 meter GigE cable, and power supply w/locking connector included. To complete this order you must add an interchangeable window part number to accompany this system (see below)

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  • BeamGage ProfessionalBeamGage Professional
    BeamGage Professional has all of the functionality that BeamGage Standard includes. BeamGage Professional supports all of our beam profiling cameras, includes window partitioning to allow analysis of multiple beams on a single camera, and includes an automation interface written in .NET to push data to your custom applications.



What is the distance from the front of the PY IIIHR camera to the Imager?



What is the saturation level of the PY IIIHR camera?

The saturation power for the Pyrocam IIIHR in chopped mode is 3.0W/cm2 (25Hz) and 4.5W/cm2 (50Hz) and the Saturation energy in pulsed mode is 15mJ/cm2.
Follow this link and input your laser parameters and you can calculate the your power density.


At what wavelengths is the Pyrocam IIIHR most responsive?


What is the framerate of the Pyrocam IIIHR?

25/50Hz chopped mode, SS-100Hz pulsed mode consecutive, up to 1kHz pulse mode non-consecutive
The effective frame rates listed in BeamGage specification sheets are the maximum rates typically achievable in actual use.  Frame buffering, image processing techniques, graphical displays, and mathematical computation all add degrees of overhead to achieving higher frame rates.  This can be further limited by the available PC hardware.  BeamGage features two modes, Frame Priority and Results Priority, which change how the system balances the work.  Results Priority acquires a frame, performs any enabled image processing, performs all calculations and updates the graphical displays before accepting another frame from the camera.  This mode is most useful when a temporal sequence of frames is not necessary and should always be enabled when logging.  Frame Priority mode will allow the calculations and graphical display updates to be interrupted if another frame is ready from the camera before those operations are complete.  This can be useful when collecting all frames at the maximum camera frame rate is necessary.


What beam sizes can I measure with the Pyrocam IIIHR?

1.6mm - 12.3mm
The accurate beam size minimum is derived by the pixel size of the camera. In order to get an accurate measurement, there must be enough coverage of pixels to ensure that illuminating another pixel will not over exaggerate the beam size.
Follow this link to find out more.


Can I use an Ophir-Spiricon GigE device on a laptop that is on a docking station?

You can, but when a laptop is docked you cannot use the onboard GigE connection. It is deactivated by the connection to the docking station. You must use the GigE connection on the docking station. Or, you can use the GigE to USB 3.0 adapter that is included with the Ophir-Spiricon GigE device. This adapter will also allow you to connect additional Ophir-Spiricon GigE devices to the laptop.



Getting Started with BeamGage Getting Started with BeamGage
BeamGage Tutorial: Power/Energy Measurement Integrated BeamGage Tutorial: Power/Energy Measurement Integrated BeamGage Tutorial: Power/Energy Measurement Integrated

In this video, we demonstrate how to configure BeamGage to display power and energy measurements from an attached Ophir sensor.

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Measuring Laser Focus Spot Size in an industrial Medical Device Application Measuring Laser Focus Spot Size in an industrial Medical Device Application Measuring Laser Focus Spot Size in an industrial Medical Device Application

This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to set up a camera-based beam profiling system on an industrial single-pulse laser welding system.
It will also demonstrate for you how to simultaneously analyze the laser's focused spot, measure the laser's energy per pulse, and measure its temporal pulse shape.

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BeamGage Automation BeamGage Automation BeamGage Automation

BeamGage Professional and BeamGage Enterprise allow programmers to access all the functionality of the graphical user interface through LabView, Visual Basic, C++ and C#. This video is a short introduction to automation with a LabView demonstration.

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Watch the BeamGage Tutuorial, including tips on handling your CCD camera, software install, introduction to the BeamGage user interface, the context-sensitive help system and user manual, customizing your reporting environment, and configuring BeamGage to display specific laser measurements.

Tutorials and Articles

Apples to Apples: Which Camera Technologies Work Best for Beam Profiling Applications, Part 1

In 1997, Dr. Carlos Roundy, founder and president of Spiricon Inc., presented a paper at the 4th International Workshop on Lasers and Optics Characterization in Munich Germany. This paper was based on work that was carried out at Spiricon in the mid 90’s. At the time new insights were being presented on how to characterize a laser beam. Previous definitions were somewhat simplistic and most often were driven by customers telling us how they wanted the beam measured. Read more...

How to Profile Large, Small, and High Power Laser Beams

Don’t you wish there was a one size fits all beam profiler? I know I do. The problem is that the very thing that makes a beam profiler so perfect for one laser renders it useless for a different laser. At the risk of overcomplicating matters, we like to provide our customers with maximum flexibility. So you can indeed get one laser beam profiler and use it with many different kinds of laser beams – you’ll just need the proper accessories to use with each laser. There are two main issues that will come up: laser intensity and beam size. (Wavelength is of course important too, but that has more Read more...

LIDAR Guns, Accuracy, and Speeding Tickets

Anyone who has driven a vehicle has encountered a Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system in action. Some of you have even found out how much it can cost in terms of speeding fines! Let’s take a closer look behind the scenes. How do we know the detector is working? Read more...

BeamGage Professional partitions with multiple beams on one display with individual results.

The Partition feature, available in BeamGage Professional, allows subdividing the camera imager into separate regions, called partitions, and which can then compute separate beam results within each partition. Read more...


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  • PY-III-HR-W-BK7-1.064


    Pyrocam III-HR window assembly, BK7, A/R coated for 1.064μm

  • PY-III-HR-W-SI-1.05-2.5


    Pyrocam III-HR window assembly, Si, A/R coated for 1.05 to 2.5μm

  • PY-III-HR-W-SI-2.5-4


    Pyrocam III-HR window assembly, Si, A/R coated for 2.5 to 4μm

  • PY-III-HR-W-GE-3-5.5


    Pyrocam III-HR window assembly, Ge, A/R coated for 3 to 5.5μm

  • PY-III-HR-W-GE-10.6


    Pyrocam III-HR window assembly, Ge, A/R coated for 10.6μm

  • PY-III-HR-W-GE-8-12


    Pyrocam III-HR window assembly, Ge, A/R coated for 8 to 12μm

  • PY-III-HR-W-ZNSE-10.6


    Pyrocam III-HR window assembly, ZnSe, A/R coated for 10.6μm

  • PY-III-HR-W-ZNSE-10.2μm & 10.6μm


    Pyrocam III-HR window assembly, ZnSe, A/R coated for 10.2μm & 10.6μm

  • PY-III-HR-W-ZNSE-2-5


    Pyrocam III-HR window assembly, ZnSe, A/R coated for 2 to 5μm

  • PY-III-HR-W-BaF2-Uncoated


    Pyrocam III-HR window assembly,BaF2 uncoated for 193 to 10μm



    Pyrocam III-HR window assembly, LDPE, uncoated for Terahertz wavelengths