BeamGage® Laser Beam Measurement

BeamGage

 

  • Extensive set of ISO quantitative measurements
  • Patented Ultracal™ algorithm for highest accuracy measurements in the industry
  • Customizable user interface for ‘ease of use
  • Auto-setup and Auto-exposure capabilities for fast set-up and optimized accuracy
  • Statistical analysis on all calculated results displayed in real time
  • New BeamMaker® beam simulator for algorithm self-validation
Description
Specifications
Ordering Info
Catalog/Manual
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See Your Beam As Never Before:
The Graphical User Interface (GUI) of BeamGage is new. Dockable and floatable windows plus concealable ribbon tool bars empowers the BeamGage user to make the most of a small laptop display or a large, multi-monitor desktop PC.
See Your Laser Beam Profile As Never Before
  Dual or single monitor setup with beam displays on one and results on the other.(Note that results can be magnified large enough to see across the room).
Laser Beam Profile Laser Beam Profiling results
Beam only (Note results overlaid on beam profile). Beam plus results
Multiple Beam Profile Results
  • 3D displays Rotate & Tilt. All displays Pan, Zoom, Translate & Zaxis Zoom.
Multiple beam and results windows.(Note quantified profile results on 3D display & quantified 2D slices).  
Measure Your Beam As Never Before:
Ultracal: Essential, or no big deal?
If you want accurate beam measurements, you want Ultracal.
What is Ultracal?
Our patented, baseline correction algorithm helped establish the ISO 11146-3 standard for beam measurement accuracy. The problemswith cameras used in beam profile measurements are: a) baseline, or zero, of the cameras drift with time temperature, and b) includerandom noise. Ultracal is the only beam profiler algorithm that sets the baseline to “zero”, and, in the center of the noise. (Competitiveproducts use other less sophisticated algorithms that perform a baseline subtraction, but truncate the noise below the “zero” of thebaseline. This leaves only a “positive” component, which adds a net value to all beam measurements).
Try the following on any other beam profiler product to see the inherent error if you don’t use Ultracal.
1. Measure a beam with full intensity on the profiler camera.
2. Insert a ND2 filter (100X attenuation) into the beam and measure it again.
3. Compare the results.
4. The Standard Deviation below is about 3%, which is phenomenal compared to the 100% or more of any beam profiler without Ultracal.
Beam at full intensity Beam attenuated 100X
Beam at full intensity, Width 225um, Std Dev 0.06um Beam attenuated 100X (displayed here in 2D at 16X magnitude zoom), Width 231um, Std Dev 7um
Adding the use of Automatic Aperture improves the accuracy to 1%. (The conditions of this measurement is a camera with a 50dB SNR.)
5. You normally don’t make measurements at such a low intensity. But occasionally you may have a drop in intensity of your beam and don’t want to have to adjust the attenuation. Or, you may occasionally have a very small beam of only a few tens of pixels. In both these cases, Ultracal becomes essential in obtaining accurate measurements.
Beam Measurements and Statistics
BeamGage allows you to configure as many measurements as needed to support your work, and comes standard with over 55 separatemeasurement choices. To distinguish between calculations that are based on ISO standards and those that are not, a graphical ISO logo isdisplayed next to appropriate measurements. You can also choose to perform statistical calculations on any parameter in the list.
Beam Measurements and Statistics Beam Measurements and Statistics
Small sample of possible measurements out of a list of 55 Sample of calculation results with statistics applied
And if BeamGage-Standard does not have the measurement you need the -Enterprise version permits the user to add-in custom calculations. User defined computations are treated just as the standard calculations. These custom results are displayed on the monitor, logged with results, and included on hard copy print-outs as if they were included in the original application.
Multiple Charting Options
You can create strip charts for stability observations on practically any of the calculations options available. (See next page for sample listing). Charts enable tracking of short or long term stability of your laser.
Multiple Charting Options
Strip chart of beam D4sigma width. Note how changing conditions affects the width repeatability.
Beam intensity changed over 10db, making noise a significant factor in measurement stability.
Beam Pointing Stability
Open the Pointing Stability Window to collect centroid and peak data from the core system and display it graphically. View a chart recorder and statistical functions in one interface:
Beam Pointing Stability
Easy to Use and Powerful
BeamGage is the only beam profiler on the market using modern Windows Vista and Windows 7 navigation tools. The menu system of BeamGage is easy to learn and easy to use with most controls only one mouse click away. Some ribbon toolbar examples:
Easy to Use and Powerful
Some of the Beam Display options. (Display access options under the Tools tab on the left).
Easy to Use and Powerful
Some of the Beam Capture options.
BeamGage Main Display Screen
BeamGage Main Display Screen
Pass / Fail with Password Protection for Production Testing
BeamGage allows the user to configure the displayed calculations; set-up the screen layout and password protect the configuration from any changes. This permits secure product testing as well as data collection for Statistical Process Control (SPC), all while assuring the validity of the data.
BeamGage Main Display Screen
Failures (or successes) can be the impetus for additional actions including a TTL output signal or PC beep and the termination of further data acquisition.
Unique Features of BeamGage - Standard
Power/Energy Calibration
Using the USB output from select Ophir power/energy meters, the BeamGage application will display measured power/energy values from the full range of Ophir thermopile, photodiode and pyroelectric sensors. Pulsed lasers can be synced up to 100Hz, or the frame rate of the triggered camera, whichever is less. This is the first time in the industry a laser power meter has been married to a laser beam profile system. BPower/Energy Calibration
  BeamGage is the only product to integrate profiling and power meter measurements
BeamMaker®; Numerical Beam Profile Generator
BeamGage contains a utility, BeamMaker, that can synthetically generate beam profile data by modeling either Laguerre, Hermite or donut laser beams in various modal configurations. BeamMaker permits the user to model a beam profile by specifying the mode, size, width, height, intensity, angle, and noise content. Once generated the user can then compare the theoretically derived measurements to measurements including experimental inaccuracies produced by the various measurement instruments and environmental test conditions. Users can now analyze expected results and confirm if measurement algorithms will accurately measure the beam even before the experiment is constructed. BeamMaker can help laser engineers, technicians and researchers understand a beam's modal content by calculating results on modeled beams for a better understanding of real laser beam profiles. BeamMaker is to laser beam analysis as a function generator is to an oscilloscope.
BeamMaker®; Numerical Beam Profile Generator
BeamMaker producing a synthetically generated Hermite TEM22 beam and displayed in both 2D and 3D
Integrated automatic Help linked into the Users Guide
Touch sensitive Tool tips are available on most all controls, and "What's This" help can provide additional details. Confused about what something is or forgot how it works, just go to the top right corner and touch the "What's This" help icon, drag it and right click on the control or menu item that you want more info about and you are taken to the explanation within the BeamGage Users Guide.
Multilingual
BeamGage comes with both Japanese and Chinese user interface. Country specific manuals can be downloaded from the ophiropt.com/photonics web site.
BeamGage®-Professional
Professional is an upgrade version of BeamGage-Standard that has all of the BeamGage-Standard features plus additional functionality.
Image Partitioning
Partitioning allows the user to subdivide the camera image into separate regions, called partitions, and compute separate beam results within each partition. When using partitioning special results items can be displayed that relate to delta values between the computed centroids or peaks of each partition. Partitioning is useful to enable separate analysis of individual beams when multiple beams impinge on the camera simultaneously. This feature is particularly useful when analyzing multiple fibers in a single bundle.
Image Partitioning
Shown is an example of the results for partition P2 and its related display frame. Observe that the selected partition is highlighted in RED. The crosshair in each partition is user controlled. The crosshair can be moved to a new position with the mouse or can be numerically positioned using the expanded controls that appear when a partition is created.
Automation Interface
BeamGage Professional provides an automation interface via .Net components to allow customers the ability to build custom applications' that incorporate the laser beam analysis and processing power of BeamGage. The BeamGage automation interface allows developers to control BeamGage programmatically via a set of "puppet strings" known as the automation interface. The automation interface was developed to provide the ability to base control decisions for a second application on results and behaviors recognized by BeamGage. With this ability users can quickly and efficiently meet their manufacturing/analysis goals with minimum human interaction.

The automation interface was designed to achieve two main goals. First, to allow the BeamGage user to programmatically do what they could otherwise do via the graphical user interface (GUI). Second, to expose stable interfaces to the user that will not change, causing breaks to their dependant code. Interface examples for LabVIEW, Excel and .Net VB are included.
Custom Calculations
If BeamGage-Standard does not have the measurement you need the Professional and Enterprise versions permit the user to program-in their own set of calculations. User defined computations are treated the same as other BeamGage standard calculations.

These custom results are displayed on the monitor, logged with results, and included on hard copy print-outs as if they were part of the original application.

An example of a customer generated custom equation.
Custom Calculations
Custom Calculations
BeamGage®-Enterprise
Enterprise is an upgrade version of BeamGage-Professional that has all of the BeamGage-Standard and -Professional features plus additional functionality.
Networking
BeamGage Enterprise Edition allows cameras to be accessed and shared over an Ethernet local area network (LAN) that shares a common domain. The LAN environment can be a common company-wide system as shown.
  Networking
Performance will be improved if the PC's that will be sharing camera video are isolated or reside on a branch of the network that will exclude it from general network traffic.
  Networking

Software 32/64 Bit Compatibility

BeamGage

BeamGage Professional

BeamGage Enterprise

BeamGage® Standard

Software comparison chart BeamGage® Standard
Features Overview User selectable for either best "accuracy" or "ease of use"
  Supports our patented Ultracal algorithm plus Auto-setup and Auto-exposure capabilities
  Extensive set of ISO quantitative measurements
  Support for USB, Firewire and Pyrocam III and Pyrocam IV cameras.
  New Beam Maker® beam simulator for algorithm self validation. See below for more detailed description.
  Simultaneous 2D and 3D displays
  Multi-instance, multi-camera use
  Results synchronised to select models of Ophir power/ energy meters. Supported products include: Vega, Nova II, Pulsar, USBI and Juno, in both 32 and 64bit OS. (Quasar is not supported)
  Supports Satellite windows on multiple monitors
  Continuous zoom scaling in both 2D and 3D
  Camera ROI support on USB and Firewire cameras
  Manual and Auto-aperturing to reduce background effects
  Pass/Fail on all results items, w/multiple alarm options
  Beam Pointing Stability scatter plot and stripchart results
  Full featured logging capabilities in a reloadable
Industry standard data file format
  Configurable Report Generator that allows cut and paste of results, images and settings.
  Supports English, German, Japanese and Chinese Windows OS in both 32 and 64bit.
  Multilingual GUI in English, Japanes and Chinese.
Quantitative Calculations; Basic Results (per ISO 11145, 11146-1/-3, and 13694)
Power/Energy Results Total power or energy (Can be calibrated or sync'd to an external power/energy meter)
  Peak power/energy density
  Min. Fluence
  Average pulse power
  Peak pulse power
  Device efficiency
  % in Aperture
Spatial Results Peak and Centroid locations
  Beam width
    Second Moment (D4s)
   Knife Edge 90/10
   Knife Edge (User selectable level)
   Percent of Peak (User selectable)
   Percent of Total Energy (User selectable)
   Encircled power smallest slit @ 95.4
  Moving slit (User selectable)
  Beam diameter
   Average diameter (based on x/y widths)
   Second Moment (D4s)
   Encircled power smallest aperature 86.5
   Encircled power smallest aperature (User selectable level)
  Elliptical Results
   Elliptical orientation
   Ellipticity
   Eccentricity
  Distance Measurement
   Cursor to Crosshair
   Centroid to Crosshair
  Area Results
  Beam cross-sectional area
Divergence Focal Length method
  Far-field two-point method
  Far-field Wide Angle method
Gaussian Fit 2D whole beam fits
  1D line fits
  Height
  Width X/Y
  Centroid
  Goodness of fit
  Roughness of fit
Tophat Results 2D and 1D
  Flatness
  Effective Area
  Effective Power/Energy
  Fractional Effective Power/Energy
  Effective Average Fluence
  Uniformity
  Plateau Uniformity
  Edge Steepness
  1D or 2D surface inclination
Other Quantitative Items Frame Averaging
  Frame Summing
  Frame Reference Subtraction
  Image Convolution
  Camera signal/noise calculator
  Row and Column summing with results loggable
Beam Stability Displays and Results (per ISO 11670)
  Pointing Stabilty of Centroid
  Scatter Plot display w/histogram
   Mean Centroid
   Azimuth angle of the scatter
   Stability (M'/m'/S)
   Max Radius
   X/Y centroid/peak Strip chart plots
   Sample/Time controlled
   Pass/Fail limits
   Auto scaling
   Beam Width/Diameter Strip Charts with Results
   X/Y M/m beam widths plots
   Beam Diameter plot
   Power/Energy Strip Charts
   Total Power/Energy plot
   Peak fluence plot
   Avg Power plot
   Elliptical Results Strip Chart
   Elliptical orientation plot
   Ellipticity plot
   Eccentricity plot
   Mean/Std Dev/Min/Max results displayed
Custom Calculations User can program-in own set of calculations
Beam Profile Display Options Utilizes advanced hardware accelerated graphics engines. All display windows can be satellited to utilize multiple display monitors.
  Can open one each simulaneous 2D and 3D beam display windows
  Common color palette for 2D and 3D displays
  Can open X and/or Y 1D beam slice profiles overlaid onto the 2D or 3D displays or in separate windows
  Continuous software zooming in both 1D, 2D and 3D displays
  Pan to any detector location
  Continuous Z axis display magnitude scaling
  Multiple 128 color palettes user selectable
  Results items can be pasted into 2D, 3D, 1D, Pointing stability or Chart display windows.
1D Features Available overlaid with 2D and 3D or in separate windows
  X and Y plots on separate or combined displays
  1D displays with basic results and column row summing option
  Tophat 1D displays with Tophat results
  Gaussian 1D displays with Gaussian fit results
  1D Profile display of the Gauss fit results on 1D, 2D and 3D displays
2D Features Continuously zoomable and resizable displays in floatable window
  Continuous Z axis display magnitude scaling
  Zoomable to subpixel resolution for origin and cursor placements
  Pixel boundaries delinated at higher zoom magnifications
  Adjustable Cursors that can track peak or centroid
  Adjustable Crosshairs that can track peak or centroid
  Adjustable manual apertures
  Viewable Auto-aperture placement
  Displayed beam width marker
  Integrated Mouse actuated pan/zoom controls
  Separate 2D pan/zoom window to show current view in 2D beam display
  Manual or fixed origin placement
3D Features 3D graphics utilize solid surface construction with lighting and shading effects
  Integrated Mouse actuated pan/zoom/tilt/rotate controls
  Selectable Mesh for drawing speed vs resolution control
  Continuously zoomable and resizable displays in floatable window
  Continuous Z axis display magnitude scaling
  User enabled backplanes with cursor projections
Statistical Analysis Performed on all measurement functions with on-screen display
   Choices of intervals
   Manual start/stop
   Time from 1 second to 1000 hours
   Frames from 2 to 99,999
  Measurements reported
   Current frame data, Mean, Standard Deviation, Minimum, Maximum of each calculation performed
  Controls integrated with beam stability results, scatter and strip chart plots
File types Industry Standard HDF5 data and setup file format which are compatible in third party applications such as MatLab and Mathmatica
  Math program and Excel compatable csv results files
  Graphics in jpg file format
  Legacy file compatability with LBA formats
  A user defined single file output that can contain settings, beam displays, beam profiles, charts, results, etc. in either .pdf or .xps file formats
Printing Images, reports, results, graphs, charts, statistics and setup information
  Option to print many frames in a single operation
  WYSIWYG images
Pass/Fail Set Maximum/Minimum limits on all calculations and statistics
  Red/Green font color indication on result items
  Multiple choices for indication of failed parameters, including TTL pulse for external alarm
  Master pass/fail which triggers alarm on any failure
  USB signal, beep, stop, and log alarm options
Logging Video Data Logging Formats: HDF5, ASCII-csv
  Results in ASCII-csv
  Pictures 2D and 3D in jpg, gif, tiff, bmp, png file formats
  Charts in ASCII-csv
  Cursor Data in ASCII-csv
  Row/Column summed in ASCII-csv
  Continuous Logging
  Time Interval Logging
  Frame Count Logging
  Periodic Sampling
  Pass/Fail Sampling
  Burst Sampling, after a user specified time interval, sample a user specified number of frames
Exporting Convert frame buffer data to third party format
  Export a user specified number of frames from the buffer
  Export Image Data: ASCII-cvs
  Export Results: ASCII-csv
  Export Picture: jpg, gif, tiff, bmp, png file formats supported
  Export Cursor Data: ASCII-cvs
  Export Row/Column summed: ASCII-cvs
  Export Image Data in Aperature
Integrated Help PDF Operators Manual
  Context Sensitive Help
  Context Sensitive Hints
Signal Conditioning for Enhanced Accuracy Spiricon’s patented Ultracal enables more accurate beam measurement and display. Ultracal takes a multi- frame average of the baseline offset of each individual pixel to obtain a baseline accurate to approximately 1/8 of a digital count. This baseline offset is subtracted from each frame, pixel by pixel, to obtain a baseline correction accurate to 1/8 digital count. Spiricon’s Ultracal method retains numbers
  less than zero that result from noise when the baseline is subtracted. Retaining fractional and negative numbers in the processed signal can increase the beam width measurement accuracy by up to 10X over conventional baseline subtraction and clip level methods. Spiricon's Ultracal conforms to the best method described in ISO 11146-3:2004
Frame Averaging Up to 256 frames can be averaged for a signal-to-noise ratio, S/N, improvement of up to 16X (Noise is averaged up to 1/256th [8 fractional bits]). Data is processed and stored in a 32bit format.
Frame Summing Up to 256 frames can be summed to pull very weak signals out of the noise.
  Due to the precise nature of Ultracal baseline setting, (i.e., a retention of both positive and negative noise components) summing of frames can be performed without generating a large offset in the baseline.
Convolution (Adjacent Pixel Averaging) Choice of 5 convolution algorithms for spatial filtering for both display and calculations. Spatial filtering improves the visual S/N.
Beam Maker® Beam Maker is a new feature that allows the user to model both Laguerre-Gaussian and Hermite-Gaussian laser beams in various modal configurations. With these models you have verification and validation tools that allows not only OSI but also the end user to verify BeamGage’s basic beam width measurement algorithms. It can also be used to model laser beams with special input conditions such as signal-to-noise, background offset, and bits per pixel resolution. This allows the user to better understand the accuracy of measurements made under both optimum and adverse conditions. This tool provides the user with a method to validate algorithms against current ISO standards and methods. It can also be used to validate third party algorithms by making the output data available for use in third party applications.
Camera Features Camera features are governed by the capabilities of the various cameras that will interfaced with these software products, and second by which of these camera features are implimented in the software. This section will describe typical camera features supported in the application.
  Black Level Control (used by Ultracal and Auto-X and Auto-setup)
  Gain Control (used by Auto-X and Auto-setup)
  Exposure Control (used by Auto-X and Auto-setup)
  User Programmable ROI
  Pixel Binning
  Pixel Sampling
  Bits per pixel setting
  External Trigger Input
  Trigger Delay
  Strobe Output
  Strobe Delay
  External Trigger Probe
  Internal Trigger Probe
Camera related features in the applications These are features related to but not generally dependant upon the camera design.
  Gamma Correction
  Gain Correction
  Bad Pixel Correction
  Lens Applied Option
  Pixel scale settings
  Magnification settings
  Frame buffer settings
  Ultracal
  Enable Auto-X (auto exposure control)
  Perform an Auto-Setup
  8/10/12/14/16 bits per pixel
  Select Format or ROI
  Measure S/N ratio
Trigger, Capture and Synchronization Methods Capture methods are features related to the application while Synchronization methods relate more to the abilities of the specific camera. NOTE: Frame capture rates are determined by many factors and are not guarenteed for any specific operating configuration.
  Trigger modes
   CW - captures continuously, see Capture Options below
   Trigger-In from laser: Trigger pulses supplied to the camera
   Strobe-Out to laser: Strobe pulses output from the camera
   Video Trigger: Frame captured and displayed only when the camera sees a signal greater than a user set level
  Capture options
   Capture options are redefined and are approached in a different manner than older products. The items listed below will allow for all of the previous methods but with more flexability than ever before.
   Results Priority: Results priority will slow the capture rate to be in sync with the computational results and display updates
   Frame Priority: Frame priority will slow results and display updating to insure that frames are collected and stored in the frame buffer as fast as possible (replaces block mode)
   Stop After: Will collect a set number of frames and then stop (replaces Single-Shot mode)
   Periodic: Will collect frame at a programmed periodic rate.
   Periodic Burst: Will collect frames in a Burst at programmed periodic rates
  Post processing is still available but is done via a different mechanism and is limited to only data file sources.
Video Playback Video playback, post processing and post analysis
  User customizable playback rates
  Video file quick pan/search controls
  Whole video file playback looping with sub-selection looping
  Playback Video produced by logging
  Almost all measurements can be performed on video files
System Requirements PC computer running Windows7 (32/64) or Vista (32/64) Laptop or Desktop. Consult factory for latest 64bit camera availability.
  Not all cameras run in all Microsoft OS versious, see camera section for specifics
  GHz Pentium style processor, dual core recommended
  Minimum 2GB RAM (4GB required for L11059 camera)
  Accelerated Graphics Processor
  Hard drive space suitable to hold the amount of video data you expect to store (50-100 GB recommended)
  Provision for PCI-Express, FireWire, USB2 or Gigabit Ethernet input depending on camera. Interface hardware provided with a cameras except USB2.

BeamGage® Professional

All Features in Standard Plus Those highlighted in Yellow

Software comparison chart BeamGage® Professional
Features Overview User selectable for either best "accuracy" or "ease of use"
  Supports our patented Ultracal algorithm plus Auto-setup and Auto-exposure capabilities
  Extensive set of ISO quantitative measurements
  Supports InGaAs cameras
  New Beam MakerTM beam simulator for algorithm self validation. See below for more detailed description.
  Simultaneous 2D and 3D displays
  Multi-instance multi-camera use
  Results synchronised to select models of Ophir power/ energy meters. Supported products include: Vega, Nova II, Pulsar, USBI and Juno, in both 32 and 64bit OS. (Quasar is not supported)
  Supports Satellite windows on multple monitors
  Continuous zoom scaling in both 2D and 3D
  Window partitioning to allow analysis of multiple beams from a single camera image
  Camera ROI support on USB and Firewire cameras
  Manual and Auto-aperturing to reduce background effects
  Pass/Fail on all results items, w/multiple alarm options
  Beam Pointing Stability scatter plot and stripchart results
  Full featured logging capabilities that are reloadable
Industry standard data file format
  Configurable Report Generator that allows cut and paste of results, images and settings.
  .NET Automation interface that allows for full remote control
Examples in LabView, Excel and .Net VB
  Supports English, German, Japanese and Chinese Windows OS in both 32 and 64bit.
  Multilingual GUI in English, Japanes and Chinese.
Quantitative Calculations; Basic Results (per ISO 11145, 11146-1/-3, and 13694)
Power/Energy Results Total power or energy (Can be calibrated or sync'd to an external power/energy meter)
  Peak power/energy density
  Min. Fluence
  Average pulse power
  Peak pulse power
  Device efficiency
  % in Aperture
Spatial Results Peak and Centroid locations
  Beam width
    (Second Moment (D4s)
   Knife Edge 90/10
   Knife Edge (User selectable level)
   Percent of Peak (User selectable)
   Percent of Total Energy (User selectable)
   Encircled power smallest slit @ 95.4
  Moving slit (User selectable)
  Beam diameter
   Average diameter (based on x/y widths)
   Second Moment (D4s)
   Encircled power smallest aperature 86.5
   Encircled power smallest aperature (User selectable level)
  Elliptical Results
   Elliptical orientation
   Ellipticity
   Eccentricity
  Distance Measurement
   Cursor to Crosshair
   Centroid to Crosshair
  Area Results
  Beam cross-sectional area
Divergence Focal Length method
  Far-field two-point method
  Far-field Wide Angle method
Gaussian Fit 2D whole beam fits
  1D line fits
  Height
  Width X/Y
  Centroid
  Goodness of fit
  Roughness of fit
Tophat Results 2D and 1D
  Flatness
  Effective Area
  Effective Power/Energy
  Fractional Effective Power/Energy
  Effective Average Fluence
  Uniformity
  Plateau Uniformity
  Edge Steepness
  1D or 2D surface inclination
Other Quantitative Items Frame Averaging
  Frame Summing
  Frame Reference Subtraction
  Image Convolution
  Camera signal/noise calculator
  Row and Column summing with results loggable
  Scalable Intensity Histogram, exportable
  X or Y axial off axis image correction
Beam Stability Displays and Results (per ISO 11670)
  Pointing Stabilty of Centroid
  Scatter Plot display w/histogram
   Mean Centroid
   Azimuth angle of the scatter
   Stability (M'/m'/S)
   Max Radius
   X/Y centroid/peak Strip chart plots
   Sample/Time controlled
   Pass/Fail limits
   Auto scaling
   Beam Width/Diameter Strip Charts with Results
   X/Y M/m beam widths plots
   Beam Diameter plot
   Mean/Std Dev/Min/Max results displayed
   Power/Energy Strip Charts
   Total Power/Energy plot
   Peak fluence plot
   Avg Power plot
   Elliptical Results Strip Chart
   Elliptical orientation plot
   Ellipticity plot
   Eccentricity plot
   Mean/Std Dev/Min/Max results displayed
Custom Calculations User can program-in own set of calculations
Beam Profile Display Options Utilizes advanced hardware accelerated graphics engines. All display windows can be satellited to utilize multiple display monitors.
  Can open one each simulaneous 2D and 3D beam display windows
  Common color palette for 2D and 3D displays
  Can open X and/or Y 1D beam slice profiles overlaid onto the 2D or 3D displays or in separate windows
  Continuous software zooming in both 1D, 2D and 3D displays
  Pan to any detector location
  Continuous Z axis display magnitude scaling
  Multiple 128 color palettes user selectable
  Results items can be pasted into 2D, 3D, 1D, Pointing stability or Chart display windows.
  Able to partition the camera imager into multiple regions with separate results.
1D Features Available overlaid with 2D and 3D or in separate windows
  X and Y plots on separate or combined displays
  1D displays with basic results and column row summing option
  Tophat 1D displays with Tophat results
  Gaussian 1D displays with Gaussian fit results
  1D Profile display of the Gauss fit results on 1D, 2D and 3D displays
2D Features Continuously zoomable and resizable displays in floatable window
  Continuous Z axis display magnitude scaling
  Zoomable to subpixel resolution for origin and cursor placements
  Pixel boundaries delinated at higher zoom magnifications
  Adjustable Cursors that can track peak or centroid
  Adjustable Crosshairs that can track peak or centroid
  Adjustable manual apertures
  Viewable Auto-aperture placement
  Displayed beam width marker
  Integrated Mouse actuated pan/zoom controls
  Separate 2D pan/zoom window to show current view in 2D beam display
  Manual or fixed origin placement
  Ability to create partitions using the manual aperture controls
3D Features 3D graphics utilize solid surface construction with lighting and shading effects
  Integrated Mouse actuated pan/zoom/tilt/rotate controls
  Selectable Mesh for drawing speed vs resolution control
  Continuously zoomable and resizable displays in floatable window
  Continuous Z axis display magnitude scaling
  User enabled backplanes with cursor projections
Partitioning Users can subdivide the imager into separate beam measurement regions. All enabled results are computed inside of each partition
  The manual aperture is used to define and create rectangular partition
  When partitioning is enabled some new results items will be enabled
  Centroid measurements between beams in each partition can be performed
  Partitioned imagers must have a single origin common to all partitions. All coordinate results are globally referenced to this single origin
Statistical Analysis Performed on all measurement functions with on-screen display
   Choices of intervals
   Manual start/stop
   Time from 1 second to 1000 hours
   Frames from 2 to 99,999
  Measurements reported
   Current frame data, Mean, Standard Deviation, Minimum, Maximum of each calculation performed
  Controls integrated with beam stability results, scatter and strip chart plots
File types Industry Standard HDF5 data and setup file format which are compatible in third party applications such as MatLab and Mathmatica
  Math program and Excel compatable csv results files
  Graphics in jpg file format
  Legacy file compatability with LBA formats
  A user defined single file output that can contain settings, beam displays, beam profiles, charts, results, etc. in either .pdf or .xps file formats
Printing Images, reports, results, graphs, charts, statistics and setup information
  Option to print many frames in a single operation
  WYSIWYG images
Pass/Fail Set Maximum/Minimum limits on all calculations and statistics
  Red/Green font color indication on result items
  Multiple choices for indication of failed parameters, including TTL pulse for external alarm.
  Master pass/fail which triggers alarm on any failure
  USB signal, beep, stop, and log alarm options
Logging Video Data Logging Formats: HDF5, ASCII-csv
  Results in ASCII-csv
  Pictures 2D and 3D in jpg, gif, tiff, bmp, png file formats
  Charts in ASCII-csv
  Cursor Data in ASCII-csv
  Row/Column summed in ASCII-csv
  Continuous Logging
  Time Interval Logging
  Frame Count Logging
  Periodic Sampling
  Pass/Fail Sampling
  Burst Sampling, after a user specified time interval, sample a user specified number of frames
Exporting Convert frame buffer data to third party format
  Export a user specified number of frames from the buffer
  Export Image Data: ASCII-cvs
  Export Results: ASCII-csv
  Export Picture: jpg, gif, tiff, bmp, png file formats supported
  Export Cursor Data: ASCII-cvs
  Export Row/Column summed: ASCII-cvs
  Export Image Data in Aperature
Automation Interface (.NET) Automation Interface with examples in LabVIEW, Excel and .Net VB
  Automate launch and termination of the application
  Automate start, stop, Ultracal, Auto-X and Auto Setup
  Automate the loading of application setups
  Automate control of most camera settings
  Automate a subset of the application features and controls
  Automate the capture of Binary Video Data
  Automate the acquisition of aplication results
  Automate the acquisition of aplication Images
Integrated Help PDF Operators Manual
  Context Sensitive Help
  Context Sensitive Hints
Signal Conditioning for Enhanced Accuracy Spiricon’s patented Ultracal enables more accurate beam measurement and display. Ultracal takes a multi- frame average of the baseline offset of each individual pixel to obtain a baseline accurate to approximately 1/8 of a digital count. This baseline offset is subtracted from each frame, pixel by pixel, to obtain a baseline correction accurate to 1/8 digital count. Spiricon’s Ultracal method retains numbers
  less than zero that result from noise when the baseline is subtracted. Retaining fractional and negative numbers in the processed signal can increase the beam width measurement accuracy by up to 10X over conventional baseline subtraction and clip level methods. Spiricon's Ultracal conforms to the best method described in ISO 11146-3:2004
Frame Averaging Up to 256 frames can be averaged for a signal-to-noise ratio, S/N, improvement of up to 16X (Noise is averaged up to 1/256th [8 fractional bits]). Data is processed and stored in a 32bit format.
Frame Summing Up to 256 frames can be summed to pull very weak signals out of the noise.
  Due to the precise nature of Ultracal baseline setting, (i.e., a retention of both positive and negative noise components) summing of frames can be performed without generating a large offset in the baseline.
Convolution (Adjacent Pixel Averaging) Choice of 5 convolution algorithms for spatial filtering for both display and calculations. Spatial filtering improves the visual S/N.
Beam Maker® Beam Maker is a new feature that allows the user to model both Laguerre-Gaussian and Hermite-Gaussian laser beams in various modal configurations. With these models you have verification and validation tools that allows not only OSI but also the end user to verify BeamGage’s basic beam width measurement algorithms. It can also be used to model laser beams with special input conditions such as signal-to-noise, background offset, and bits per pixel resolution. This allows the user to better understand the accuracy of measurements made under both optimum and adverse conditions. This tool provides the user with a method to validate algorithms against current ISO standards and methods. It can also be used to validate third party algorithms by making the output data available for use in third party applications.
Camera Features Camera features are governed by the capabilities of the various cameras that will interfaced with these software products, and second by which of these camera features are implimented in the software. This section will describe typical camera features supported in the application.
  Black Level Control (used by Ultracal and Auto-X and Auto-setup)
  Gain Control (used by Auto-X and Auto-setup)
  Exposure Control (used by Auto-X and Auto-setup)
  User Programmable ROI
  Pixel Binning
  Pixel Sampling
  Bits per pixel setting
  External Trigger Input
  Trigger Delay
  Strobe Output
  Strobe Delay
  External Trigger Probe
  Internal Trigger Probe
Camera related features in the applications These are features related to but not generally dependant upon the camera design.
  Gamma Correction
  Gain Correction
  Bad Pixel Correction
  Lens Applied Option
  Pixel scale settings
  Magnification settings
  Frame buffer settings
  Ultracal
  Enable Auto-X (auto exposure control)
  Perform an Auto-Setup
  8/10/12/14/16 bits per pixel
  Select Format or ROI
  Measure S/N ratio
Trigger, Capture and Synchronization Methods Capture methods are features related to the application while Synchronization methods relate more to the abilities of the specific camera. NOTE: Frame capture rates are determined by many factors and are not guarenteed for any specific operating configuration.
  Trigger modes
   CW - captures continuously, see Capture Options below
   Trigger-In from laser: Trigger pulses supplied to the camera
   Strobe-Out to laser: Strobe pulses output from the camera
   Video Trigger: Frame captured and displayed only when the camera sees a signal greater than a user set level
  Capture options
   Capture options are redefined and are approached in a different manner than older products. The items listed below will allow for all of the previous methods but with more flexability than ever before.
   Results Priority: Results priority will slow the capture rate to be in sync with the computational results and display updates.
   Frame Priority: Frame priority will slow results and display updating to insure that frames are collected and stored in the frame buffer as fast as possible. (replaces block mode)
   Stop After: Will collect a set number of frames and then stop (replaces Single-Shot mode)
   Periodic: Will collect frame at a programmed periodic rate.
   Periodic Burst: Will collect frames in a Burst at programmed periodic rates
  Post processing is still available but is done via a different mechanism and is limited to only data file sources.
Video Playback Video playback, post processing and post analysis
  User customizable playback rates
  Video file quick pan/search controls
  Whole video file playback looping with sub-selection looping
  Playback Video produced by logging
  Almost all measurements can be performed on video files
System Requirements PC computer running Windows7 (32/64) or Vista (32/64) Laptop or Desktop. Consult factory for latest 64bit camera availability.
  Not all cameras run in all Microsoft OS versious, see camera section for specifics
  GHz Pentium style processor, dual core recommended
  Minimum 3-4GB RAM
  Accelerated Graphics Processor
  Hard drive space suitable to hold the amount of video data you expect to store. (50-100 GB recommended)
  Provision for PCI-Express, FireWire, USB2 or Gigabit Ethernet input depending on camera. Interface hardware provided with a cameras except USB2.

BeamGage® Enterprise

All Features in Professional Plus Those highlighted in Yellow

Software comparison chart BeamGage® Enterprise
Features Overview User selectable for either best "accuracy" or "ease of use"
  Supports our patented Ultracal algorithm plus Auto-setup and Auto-exposure capabilities
  Extensive set of ISO quantitative measurements
  Supports Gig-E cameras
  New Beam Maker® beam simulator for algorithm self validation. See below for more detailed description.
  Simultaneous 2D and 3D displays
  Multi-instance multi-camera use
  Supports networked USB Firewire, Pyrocam III, Pyrocam IV and Gig-E.
  Results synchronised to select models of Ophir power/ energy meters. Supported products include: Vega, Nova II, Pulsar, USBI and Juno, in both 32 and 64bit OS. (Quasar is not supported)
  Supports Satellite windows on multple monitors
  Continuous zoom scaling in both 2D and 3D
  Window partitioning to allow analysis of multiple beams from a single camera image
  Camera ROI support on USB and Firewire cameras
  Manual and Auto-aperturing to reduce background effects
  Pass/Fail on all results items, w/multiple alarm options
  Beam Pointing Stability scatter plot and stripchart results
  Full featured logging capabilities that are reloadable
Industry standard data file format
  Configurable Report Generator that allows cut and paste of results, images and settings.
  .NET Automation interface that allows for full remote control
Examples in LabView, Excel and .Net VB
  Supports English, German, Japanese and Chinese Windows OS in both 32 and 64bit.
  Multilingual GUI in English, Japanes and Chinese.
Quantitative Calculations; Basic Results (per ISO 11145, 11146-1/-3, and 13694)
Power/Energy Results Total power or energy (Can be calibrated or sync'd to an external power/energy meter)
  Peak power/energy density
  Min. Fluence
  Average pulse power
  Peak pulse power
  Device efficiency
  % in Aperture
Spatial Results Peak and Centroid locations
  Beam width
    (Second Moment (D4s)
   Knife Edge 90/10
   Knife Edge (User selectable level)
   Percent of Peak (User selectable)
   Percent of Total Energy (User selectable)
   Encircled power smallest slit @ 95.4
  Moving slit (User selectable)
  Beam diameter
   Average diameter (based on x/y widths)
   Second Moment (D4s)
   Encircled power smallest aperature 86.5
   Encircled power smallest aperature (User selectable level)
  Elliptical Results
   Elliptical orientation
   Ellipticity
   Eccentricity
  Distance Measurement
   Cursor to Crosshair
   Centroid to Crosshair
  Area Results
  Beam cross-sectional area
Divergence Focal Length method
  Far-field two-point method
  Far-field Wide Angle method
Gaussian Fit 2D whole beam fits
  1D line fits
  Height
  Width X/Y
  Centroid
  Goodness of fit
  Roughness of fit
Tophat Results 2D and 1D
  Flatness
  Effective Area
  Effective Power/Energy
  Fractional Effective Power/Energy
  Effective Average Fluence
  Uniformity
  Plateau Uniformity
  Edge Steepness
  1D or 2D surface inclination
Other Quantitative Items Frame Averaging
  Frame Summing
  Frame Reference Subtraction
  Image Convolution
  Camera signal/noise calculator
  Row and Column summing with results loggable
  Scalable Intensity Histogram, exportable
  X or Y axial off axis image correction
Beam Stability Displays and Results (per ISO 11670)
  Pointing Stabilty of Centroid
  Scatter Plot display w/histogram
   Mean Centroid
   Azimuth angle of the scatter
   Stability (M'/m'/S)
   Max Radius
   X/Y centroid/peak Strip chart plots
   Sample/Time controlled
   Pass/Fail limits
   Auto scaling
   Beam Width/Diameter Strip Charts with Results
   X/Y M/m beam widths plots
   Beam Diameter plot
   Mean/Std Dev/Min/Max results displayed
   Power/Energy Strip Charts
   Total Power/Energy plot
   Peak fluence plot
   Avg Power plot
   Mean/Std Dev/Min/Max results displayed
   Elliptical Results Strip Chart
   Elliptical orientation plot
   Ellipticity plot
   Eccentricity plot
   Mean/Std Dev/Min/Max results displayed
Custom Calculations User can program-in own set of calculations
Beam Profile Display Options Utilizes advanced hardware accelerated graphics engines. All display windows can be satellited to utilize multiple display monitors.
  Can open one each simulaneous 2D and 3D beam display windows
  Common color palette for 2D and 3D displays
  Can open X and/or Y 1D beam slice profiles overlaid onto the 2D or 3D displays or in separate windows
  Continuous software zooming in both 1D, 2D and 3D displays
  Pan to any detector location
  Continuous Z axis display magnitude scaling
  Multiple 128 color palettes user selectable
  Results items can be pasted into 2D, 3D, 1D, Pointing stability or Chart display windows.
  Able to partition the camera imager into multiple regions with separate results.
1D Features Available overlaid with 2D and 3D or in separate windows
  X and Y plots on separate or combined displays
  1D displays with basic results and column row summing option
  Tophat 1D displays with Tophat results
  Gaussian 1D displays with Gaussian fit results
  1D Profile display of the Gauss fit results on 1D, 2D and 3D displays
2D Features Continuously zoomable and resizable displays in floatable window
  Continuous Z axis display magnitude scaling
  Zoomable to subpixel resolution for origin and cursor placements
  Pixel boundaries delinated at higher zoom magnifications
  Adjustable Cursors that can track peak or centroid
  Adjustable Crosshairs that can track peak or centroid
  Adjustable manual apertures
  Viewable Auto-aperture placement
  Displayed beam width marker
  Integrated Mouse actuated pan/zoom controls
  Separate 2D pan/zoom window to show current view in 2D beam display
  Manual or fixed origin placement
  Ability to create partitions using the manual aperture controls
3D Features 3D graphics utilize solid surface construction with lighting and shading effects
  Integrated Mouse actuated pan/zoom/tilt/rotate controls
  Selectable Mesh for drawing speed vs resolution control
  Continuously zoomable and resizable displays in floatable window
  Continuous Z axis display magnitude scaling
  User enabled backplanes with cursor projections
Partitioning Users can subdivide the imager into separate beam measurement regions. All enabled results are computed inside of each partition
  The manual aperture is used to define and create rectangular partition
  When partitioning is enabled some new results items will be enabled
  Centroid measurements between beams in each partition can be performed
  Partitioned imagers must have a single origin common to all partitions. All coordinate results are globally referenced to this single origin
Statistical Analysis Performed on all measurement functions with on-screen display
   Choices of intervals
   Manual start/stop
   Time from 1 second to 1000 hours
   Frames from 2 to 99,999
  Measurements reported
   Current frame data, Mean, Standard Deviation, Minimum, Maximum of each calculation performed
  Controls integrated with beam stability results, scatter and strip chart plots
File types Industry Standard HDF5 data and setup file format which are compatible in third party applications such as MatLab and Mathmatica
  Math program and Excel compatable csv results files
  Graphics in jpg file format
  Legacy file compatability with LBA formats
  A user defined single file output that can contain settings, beam displays, beam profiles, charts, results, etc. in either .pdf or .xps file formats
Printing Images, reports, results, graphs, charts, statistics and setup information
  Option to print many frames in a single operation
  WYSIWYG images
Pass/Fail Set Maximum/Minimum limits on all calculations and statistics
  Red/Green font color indication on result items
  Multiple choices for indication of failed parameters, including TTL pulse for external alarm.
  Master pass/fail which triggers alarm on any failure
  USB signal, beep, stop, and log alarm options
Logging Video Data Logging Formats: HDF5, ASCII-csv
  Results in ASCII-csv
  Pictures 2D and 3D in jpg, gif, tiff, bmp, png file formats
  Charts in ASCII-csv
  Cursor Data in ASCII-csv
  Row/Column summed in ASCII-csv
  Continuous Logging
  Time Interval Logging
  Frame Count Logging
  Periodic Sampling
  Pass/Fail Sampling
  Burst Sampling, after a user specified time interval, sample a user specified number of frames
Exporting Convert frame buffer data to third party format
  Export a user specified number of frames from the buffer
  Export Image Data: ASCII-cvs
  Export Results: ASCII-csv
  Export Picture: jpg, gif, tiff, bmp, png file formats supported
  Export Cursor Data: ASCII-cvs
  Export Row/Column summed: ASCII-cvs
  Export Image Data in Aperature
Automation Interface (.NET) Automation Interface with examples in LabVIEW, Excel and .Net VB
  Automate launch and termination of the application
  Automate start, stop, Ultracal, Auto-X and Auto Setup
  Automate the loading of application setups
  Automate control of most camera settings
  Automate a subset of the application features and controls
  Automate the capture of Binary Video Data
  Automate the acquisition of aplication results
  Automate the acquisition of aplication Images
Integrated Help PDF Operators Manual
  Context Sensitive Help
  Context Sensitive Hints
Signal Conditioning for Enhanced Accuracy Spiricon’s patented Ultracal enables more accurate beam measurement and display. Ultracal takes a multi- frame average of the baseline offset of each individual pixel to obtain a baseline accurate to approximately 1/8 of a digital count. This baseline offset is subtracted from each frame, pixel by pixel, to obtain a baseline correction accurate to 1/8 digital count. Spiricon’s Ultracal method retains numbers
  less than zero that result from noise when the baseline is subtracted. Retaining fractional and negative numbers in the processed signal can increase the beam width measurement accuracy by up to 10X over conventional baseline subtraction and clip level methods. Spiricon's Ultracal conforms to the best method described in ISO 11146-3:2004
Frame Averaging Up to 256 frames can be averaged for a signal-to-noise ratio, S/N, improvement of up to 16X (Noise is averaged up to 1/256th [8 fractional bits]). Data is processed and stored in a 32bit format.
Frame Summing Up to 256 frames can be summed to pull very weak signals out of the noise.
  Due to the precise nature of Ultracal baseline setting, (i.e., a retention of both positive and negative noise components) summing of frames can be performed without generating a large offset in the baseline.
Convolution (Adjacent Pixel Averaging) Choice of 5 convolution algorithms for spatial filtering for both display and calculations. Spatial filtering improves the visual S/N.
Beam Maker® Beam Maker is a new feature that allows the user to model both Laguerre-Gaussian and Hermite-Gaussian laser beams in various modal configurations. With these models you have verification and validation tools that allows not only OSI but also the end user to verify BeamGage’s basic beam width measurement algorithms. It can also be used to model laser beams with special input conditions such as signal-to-noise, background offset, and bits per pixel resolution. This allows the user to better understand the accuracy of measurements made under both optimum and adverse conditions. This tool provides the user with a method to validate algorithms against current ISO standards and methods. It can also be used to validate third party algorithms by making the output data available for use in third party applications.
Camera Features Camera features are governed by the capabilities of the various cameras that will interfaced with these software products, and second by which of these camera features are implimented in the software. This section will describe typical camera features supported in the application.
  Black Level Control (used by Ultracal and Auto-X and Auto-setup)
  Gain Control (used by Auto-X and Auto-setup)
  Exposure Control (used by Auto-X and Auto-setup)
  User Programmable ROI
  Pixel Binning
  Pixel Sampling
  Bits per pixel setting
  External Trigger Input
  Trigger Delay
  Strobe Output
  Strobe Delay
  External Trigger Probe
  Internal Trigger Probe
Camera related features in the applications These are features related to but not generally dependant upon the camera design.
  Gamma Correction
  Gain Correction
  Bad Pixel Correction
  Lens Applied Option
  Pixel scale settings
  Magnification settings
  Frame buffer settings
  Ultracal
  Enable Auto-X (auto exposure control)
  Perform an Auto-Setup
  8/10/12/14/16 bits per pixel
  Select Format or ROI
  Measure S/N ratio
Trigger, Capture and Synchronization Methods Capture methods are features related to the application while Synchronization methods relate more to the abilities of the specific camera. NOTE: Frame capture rates are determined by many factors and are not guarenteed for any specific operating configuration.
  Trigger modes
   CW - captures continuously, see Capture Options below
   Trigger-In from laser: Trigger pulses supplied to the camera
   Strobe-Out to laser: Strobe pulses output from the camera
   Video Trigger: Frame captured and displayed only when the camera sees a signal greater than a user set level
  Capture options
   Capture options are redefined and are approached in a different manner than older products. The items listed below will allow for all of the previous methods but with more flexability than ever before.
   Results Priority: Results priority will slow the capture rate to be in sync with the computational results and display updates.
   Frame Priority: Frame priority will slow results and display updating to insure that frames are collected and stored in the frame buffer as fast as possible. (replaces block mode)
   Stop After: Will collect a set number of frames and then stop (replaces Single-Shot mode)
   Periodic: Will collect frame at a programmed periodic rate.
   Periodic Burst: Will collect frames in a Burst at programmed periodic rates
  Post processing is still available but is done via a different mechanism and is limited to only data file sources.
Video Playback Video playback, post processing and post analysis
  User customizable playback rates
  Video file quick pan/search controls
  Whole video file playback looping with sub-selection looping
  Playback Video produced by logging
  Almost all measurements can be performed on video files
System Requirements PC computer running Windows7 (32/64) or Vista (32/64) Laptop or Desktop. Consult factory for latest 64bit camera availability.
  Not all cameras run in all Microsoft OS versious, see camera section for specifics
  GHz Pentium style processor, dual core recommended
  Minimum 3-4GB RAM
  Accelerated Graphics Processor
  Hard drive space suitable to hold the amount of video data you expect to store. (50-100 GB recommended)
  Provision for PCI-Express, FireWire, USB2 or Gigabit Ethernet input depending on camera. Interface hardware provided with a cameras except USB2.
      Item Description P/N  
     
BeamGage Standard USB2 Beam Profiler Systems (camera and software)  
         
  BGS-USB-SP503 BeamGage Standard software, software license, 1/2” format 640x480 pixel camera with 4.5mm CCD recess. Comes with USB cable and 3 ND filters. SP90197  
 
         
  BGS-USB-SP503-1550 BeamGage Standard software, software license, ½” format 640x480 pixel camera with 4.5mm CCD recess. Phosphor coated to 1550 nm. Comes with USB cable and 3 ND filters. SP90198  
 
         
  BGS-USB-SP620 BeamGage Standard software, software license, 1/1.8” format 1600x1200 pixel camera with 4.5mm CCD recess. Comes with USB and cable and 3 ND filters. SP90199  
 
         
  BGS-USB-SP620-1550 BeamGage Standard software, software license, 1/1.8” format 1600x1200 pixel camera with 4.5mm CCD recess. Phosphor coated to 1550 nm. Comes with USB and cable, 3 ND filters. SP90200  
 
         
BeamGage Standard FireWire Beam Profiler Systems (camera and software)  
         
  BGS-FWB-GRAS20,DESKTOP BeamGage Standard software, software license, 1/1.8” format 1600x1200 1394b camera with 17.5mm C-mount recess. Comes with 1394b and trigger cable, PCI-Express interface card and 3 ND filters. Desktop model. SP90202D  
         
  BGS-FWB-GRAS20,LAPTOP BeamGage Standard software, software license, 1/1.8” format 1600x1200 1394b camera with 17.5mm C-mount recess. Comes with 1394b and trigger cable, Laptop PCI-Express interface, power supply and 3 ND filters. Laptop Model. SP90202L  
         
  BGS-FWB-GRAS20-1550,DESKTOP BeamGage Standard software, software license, 1/1.8” format 1600x1200 Phosphor coated 1550nm sensor, 1394b camera with 17.5mm C-mount recess. Comes with 1394b and trigger cable, PCI-Express interface card and 3 ND filters. Desktop model SP90203D  
         
  BGS-FWB-GRAS20-1550,LAPTOP BeamGage Standard software, software license, 1/1.8” format 1600x1200 Phosphor coated 1550nm sensor 1394b camera with 17.5mm C-mount recess. Comes with 1394b and trigger cable, PCI-Express interface card and 3 ND filters. Laptop Model. SP90203L  
BeamGage Professional USB2 Beam Profiler Systems (camera and software)  
         
  BGP-USB-SP503 BeamGage Professional Edition software, software license, 1/2” format 640x480 pixel camera with 4.5mm CCD recess. Comes with USB cable and 3 ND filters. SP90236  
 
         
  BGP-USB-SP503-1550 BeamGage Professional Edition software, software license, 1/2” format 640x480 pixel camera with 4.5mm CCD recess. Phosphor coated 1550nm sensor. Comes with USB cable and 3 ND filters. SP90237  
 
         
  BGP-USB-SP620 BeamGage Professional Edition software, software license, 1/1.8” format 1600x1200 pixel camera with 4.5mm CCD recess. Comes with USB cable and 3 ND filters. SP90238  
 
         
  BGP-USB-SP620-1550 BeamGage Professional Edition software, software license, 1/1.8” format 1600x1200 pixel camera with 4.5mm CCD recess. Phosphor coated 1550nm sensor. Comes with USB cable and 3 ND filters. SP90239  
 
         
  BGP-USB-L11059 BeamGage Professional Edition software, software license, 35mm format 4008x2672 pixel camera. Comes with universal power supply, USB cable and 3 ND filters. SP90320  
         
  BGP-USB-XC130 BeamGage Professional Edition software, software license, 320x256 pixel InGaAs camera with C-mount recess. .9 to 1.7um spectral band. Comes with universal power supply, USB cable, external trigger cable and 3 ND filters. (consult factory for other camera options) SP90241  
         
BeamGage Professional FireWire Beam Profiler Systems (camera and software)  
         
  BGP-FWB-GRAS20-DESKTOP BeamGage Professional Edition software, software license, 1/1.8" format 1600x1200 pixel camera with 17.5mm C-mount CCD recess. Comes with 1394b and trigger cables, PCI-Express interface card and 3 ND filters. Desktop model. SP90242D  
         
  BGP-FWB-GRAS20-LAPTOP BeamGage Professional Edition software, software license, 1/1.8" format 1600x1200 pixel camera with 17.5mm C-mount CCD recess. Comes with 1394b and trigger cables, PCI-Express interface card, camera power supply, and 3 ND filters. Laptop model. SP90242L  
         
  BGP-FWB-GRAS20-1550-DESK BeamGage Professional Edition software, software license, 1/1.8" format 1600x1200 pixel camera with 17.5mm C-mount CCD recess. Phosphor coated 1550nm sensor. Comes with 1394b and trigger cables, PCI-Express interface card and 3 ND filters. Desktop model. SP90243D  
         
  BGP-FWB-GRAS20-1550-LAPTP BeamGage Professional Edition software, software license, 1/1.8" format 1600x1200 pixel camera with 17.5mm C-mount CCD recess. Phosphor coated 1550nm sensor. Comes with 1394b and trigger cable, PCI-Express interface card, camera power supply, and 3 ND filters. Laptop model. SP90243L  
         
BeamGage Enterprise USB2 Beam Profiler Systems (camera and software)  
         
  BGE-USB-SP503 BeamGage Enterprise Edition software, software license, 1/2” format 640x480 pixel camera with 4.5mm CCD recess. Comes with USB cable and 3 ND filters. SP90246  
         
  BGE-USB-SP503-1550 BeamGage Enterprise Edition software, software license, 1/2” format 640x480 pixel camera with 4.5mm CCD recess. Phosphor coated 1550nm sensor. Comes with USB cable and 3 ND filters. SP90247  
         
  BGE-USB-SP620 BeamGage Enterprise Edition software, software license, 1/1.8” format 1600x1200 pixel camera with 4.5mm CCD recess. Comes with USB cable and 3 ND filters. SP90248  
         
  BGE-USB-SP620-1550 BeamGage Enterprise Edition software, software license, 1/1.8” format 1600x1200 pixel camera with 4.5mm CCD recess. Phosphor coated 1550nm sensor. Comes with USB cable and 3 ND filters. SP90249  
         
  BGE-USB-L11059 BeamGage Enterprise Edition software, software license, 35mm format 4008x2672 pixel camera. Comes with universal power supply, USB cable and 3 ND filters. SP90321  
         
  BGE-USB-XC130 BeamGage Enterprise Edition software, software license, 320x256 pixel InGaAs camera with C-mount recess. .9 to 1.7um spectral band. Comes with universal power supply, USB cable, external trigger cable and 3 ND filters. (consult factory for other camera options) SP90251  
         
BeamGage Enterprise Gig-E Beam Profiler Systems (camera and software)  
         
  BGE-GigE-OSI182000 BeamGage Enterprise Edition software, software license, 1/1.8" format 1600x1200 pixel Gig-E camera with 17.5mm C-mount CCD recess. Comes with Cat5e cable, power supply with ext trigger adapter, Ethernet destop and laptop PCI-Express cards and 3 ND filters. SP90269  
         
  BGE-GigE-OSI182000-1550 BeamGage Enterprise Edition software, software license, 1/1.8" format 1600x1200 pixel Gig-E camera with 17.5mm C-mount CCD recess. Phosphor coated 1550nm sensor. Comes with Cat5e cable, power supply with ext trigger adapter, Ethernet destop and laptop PCI-Express cards and 3 ND filters. SP90272  
         
BeamGage Enterprise FireWire Beam Profiler Systems (camera and software)  
         
  BGE-FWB-GRAS20-DESKTOP BeamGage Enterprise Edition software, software license, 1/1.8" format 1600x1200 pixel camera with 17.5mm C-mount CCD recess. Comes with 1394b and trigger cable, PCI-Express interface card and 3 ND filters. Desktop model. SP90252D  
         
  BGE-FWB-GRAS20-LAPTOP BeamGage Enterprise Edition software, software license, 1/1.8" format 1600x1200 pixel camera with 17.5mm C-mount CCD recess. Comes with 1394b and trigger cable, PCI-Express interface card, camera power supply, and 3 ND filters. Laptop model. SP90252L  
         
  BGE-FWB-GRAS20-1550-DESK BeamGage Enterprise Edition software, software license, 1/1.8" format 1600x1200 pixel camera with 17.5mm C-mount CCD recess. Phosphor coated 1550nm sensor. Comes with 1394b and trigger cable, PCI-Express interface card and 3 ND filters. Desktop model. SP90253D  
         
  BGE-FWB-GRAS20-1550-LAPTP BeamGage Enterprise Edition software, software license, 1/1.8" format 1600x1200 pixel camera with 17.5mm C-mount CCD recess. Phosphor coated 1550nm sensor. Comes with 1394b and trigger cable, PCI-Express interface card, camera power supply, and 3 ND filters. Laptop model. SP90253L  
         
Software Upgrades  
         
  BEAMSTAR TO BGS UPGRADE Upgrade any BeamStar FX or SP based product to BeamGage Standard Edition. Requires a camera key to activate. (SP cameras may require a firmware upgrade to enable ROI features). SP90219  
         
  BEAMSTAR TO BGP UPGRADE Upgrade any BeamStar FX or SP based product to BeamGage Professional Edition. Requires a camera key to activate (SP cameras may require a firmware upgrade to enable ROI features). SP90229  
         
  BEAMSTAR TO BGE UPGRADE Upgrade any BeamStar FX or SP based product to BeamGage Enterprise Edition. Requires a camera key to activate (SP cameras may require a firmware upgrade to enable ROI features). SP90230  
         
  LBA TO BGS UPGRADE Upgrade any LBA-FW/USB/USB-SP based product to BeamGage Standard. Requires a camera key to activate. (Older Pyrocam III’s require a Firmware Upgrade) SP90210  
         
  LBA TO BGP UPGRADE Upgrade any LBA-FW/USB/USB-SP based product to BeamGage Professional. Requires a camera key to activate. (Older Pyrocam III’s require a Firmware Upgrade) SP90231  
         
  LBA TO BGE UPGRADE Upgrade any LBA-FW/USB/USB-SP based product to BeamGage Enterprise. Requires a camera key to activate. (Older Pyrocam III’s require a Firmware Upgrade) SP90232  
         
  BGS TO BGP UPGRADE Upgrade BeamGage Standard Edition to Professional Edition. Requires a new camera key to activate. SP90233  
         
  BGS TO BGE UPGRADE Upgrade BeamGage Standard Edition to Enterprise Edition. Requires a new camera key to activate. SP90234  
         
  BGP TO BGE UPGRADE Upgrade BeamGage Professional Edition to Enterprise Edition. Requires a new camera key to activate. SP90235  
         
PC Accessories for Cameras  
         
  PCI-Express FireWire 1394a/b Desktop Card PCI-Express, IEEE 1394a/b FireWire card for installation to desktop PC’s. Card has both 1394a and 1394b compatible ports. Compatible with all LBA and BeamGage FireWire systems. SP90164  
         
  1394b FireWire Cable 1394b FireWire cable, 4.5 meter length SP90166  
         
  1394a/b Adapter Cable 1394a-6 to 1394b-9 adaptor cable, 4.5 meter length. SP90207  
         
  1394b FireWire Power Supply External Wall cube power supply for 1394b CardBus and PCI-Express/34 Laptop Adapters. SP90167  
         
  USB A-B Cable USB Cable with A to B connectors, 5 meter length. SP90204  
         
  USB A-mini B Cable USB Cable with A to mini-B connectors, 5 meter length. SP90205  
         
  USB-Pass/Fail Cable Output Pass/Fail signals when BeamGage is in auto mode SP90060  
         
  Optical Synch for Pulsed Lasers  
         
  Optical Trigger for SP Cameras Optical trigger assembly which can be mounted on camera or separately to sense laser pulses and synchronize SP cameras with pulses. Comes with a BNC cable. Stand for mounting sold separately. SPZ17005
 
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