ModeCheck

ModeCheck

Pass Through Beam Profiler For 100W to >5kW 10.6µm Wavelength Lasers

The ModeCheck collimated CO2 laser beam profiling system accurately captures and analyzes industrial lasers of wavelengths around 10.6µm by sampling a percentage of the beam with a spinning mirror. It features an almost complete passthrough beam measurement technique in a lightweight compact design which makes it ideal for periodic performance measurements of CO2 cutting and welding lasers.

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Specification

  • 5mm - 40mm
  • Silcon CMOS Camera
  • USB 2.0
  • 480x480
  • 30fps
  • 100W - >5kW
  • 10.6µm
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ModeCheck is available with the following configuration.
  • MODECHECK CO2-5kW

    SP90211

    ModeCheck, CO2 sampler for 10.6μm beams up to 5kW, beam width up to 30mm; includes 2 user selectable wands from selection below

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Software

  • ModeCheck Beam Analysis Software
    ModeCheck comes with its own full-function software is designed with a simple interface for both laser technicians and every day laser users. It provides all of the calculations real-time and a customizable under interface with the ease-of-use and flexibility that customers have come to expect.

FAQ

Where is the detector in the NanoScan?

The detector is mounted behind the slits. This position is not important to the measurements. The measurement plane is the scan plane of the slits, which is nominally 1.1mm from the face of the front cap. Refer to the mechanical drawings specific information on the measurement plane location and the reference plane of the scan head.

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Why is the silicon NanoScan not recommended for 1064nm beam measurements?

The silicon detector is very transparent to NIR light >1000nm. If it is used for measuring these beams, you will often see a tailing profile, because the signal does not decay fast enough. This will lead to erroneous results. We recommend using the germanium, or if there is enough power, the pyro electric detector for these wavelengths.

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After setting up the NanoScan profiler and acquiring the beam, the profile is bouncing back and forth.

This is usually caused by the Automatic ROI selection. After acquiring the beam OK, you can then uncheck the Auto ROI in the ROIs menu and the beam should stabilize OK.

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Won't the NanoScan slit diffract the beam?

Yes, but since the NanoScan measures all the light on the detector as a function of slit position, this does not affect the measurement results.

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Videos

Industrial Laser Beam Measurement with ModeCheck Industrial Laser Beam Measurement with ModeCheck
Death of the Mode Burn: Tuning Industrial Lasers Death of the Mode Burn: Tuning Industrial Lasers Death of the Mode Burn: Tuning Industrial Lasers

Watch as this operator tunes his laser.

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Why Measure Your Beam Profile - Dr. Roundy Why Measure Your Beam Profile - Dr. Roundy Why Measure Your Beam Profile - Dr. Roundy

Dr. Roundy, early laser diagnostic pioneer, explains why it is important to measure your laser beam.

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ModeCheck enables Quality Cutting, Marking, Drilling & Ablating. Instantaneously "see" and measure your beam and reduce set-up time between jobs. ModeCheck provides real-time "mode burns" - eliminate hazardous acrylic vapors. Optimize your lasers efficiency - reduce cost per part, predict laser preventative maintenance, increase manufacturing efficiency. Visit www.ophiropt.com/photonics for details.

Tutorials and Articles

The Importance of CO2 Laser Optimization

By John McCauley, Midwest Sales Manager, Ophir-­Spiricon Read more...

Ensuring High Cutting Speeds Through Accurate Beam Power Measurements in Multi-Kilowatt CO² Laser Machines

By Derrick Peterman, Northern California Sales Engineer, Ophir-Spiricon Read more...

Beam Profile of 10kW CO2 Laser

By John McCauley, Midwest Sales Engineer, Ophir-Spiricon, LLC Read more...

Accessories

Customers that purchase the above items also consider the following items. Ophir-Spiricon meters and sensors include a standard manufacturers warranty for one year. Add a one year Extended Warranty to your meter or sensor, which includes one recalibration.
  • 0.5% wand

    SP90324

    0.5% beam wand sampler, see damage and saturation chart

  • 1% wand

    SP90325

    1% beam wand sampler, see damage and saturation chart

  • 2% wand

    SP90326

    2% beam wand sampler, see damage and saturation chart

  • 4% wand

    SP90327

    4% beam wand sampler, see damage and saturation chart

  • 10% wand

    SP90283

    10% beam wand sampler, see damage and saturation chart

  • Beam Dump; 5kW

    SP90224

    Beam dump for up to 5kW continuous, includes mounting bracket, requires continuous water flow

  • 5W-BB-50

    7Z02754

    Power sensor, measure CO2 power up to 5000W; water cooling needed

  • Mounting Hardware, 5000W detector

    SP90212

    Mounting hardware for 5kW power sensor. Required when ordering the 5000W-SH sensor

  • 10kW-BB-45

    7Z02756

    Power sensor, measure CO2 power up to 10,000W; water cooling needed

  • Mounting Hardware, 10,000W detector

    SP90213

    Mounting hardware for 10KW power sensor. Required when ordering the 10kW-SH-V2 senso

  • ModeCheck storage/carrying case

    SP90227

    Ruggedized ModeCheck storage/carrying case

  • Collimating 2” Lens Adapter

    SP90329

    ModeCheck Lens Adapter (MLA) enables a ModeCheck to recollimate a focused CO2 laser beam. MLA should be ordered with the ModeCheck so that it can be factory installed.

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