SP928 Beam Profiling Camera

SP928 Beam Profiling Camera

USB 3.0 Silicon CCD High Resolution Camera with BeamGage

The SP928 camera accurately captures and analyzes wavelengths from 190nm - 1100nm. It features a compact design, wide dynamic range, unparalleled signal to noise ratio, and built-in pre-triggering circuitry that makes it ideal for measuring CW and pulsed laser profiles.

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Specification

  • 190-1100nm
  • 37μm - 5.3mm
  • USB 3.0
  • Silicon CCD
  • CW, Pulsed
  • 5.3mm x 7.1mm
  • 1928 x 1448
  • 3.69µm
  • 56dB
  • 13 fps
  • CE, China RoHS
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  • BGS-USB-SP928-OSI

    SP90421

    BeamGage Standard software, software license, 1/1.8” format 1928x1448 pixel camera with 4.5mm C mount CCD recess. Comes with USB cable and 3 ND filters

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  • BGP-USB-SP928-OSI

    SP90422

    BeamGage Professional software, software license, 1/1.8” format 1928x1448 pixel camera with 4.5mm C mount CCD recess. Comes with USB cable and 3 ND filters

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  • BGS TO BGP UPGRADE

    SP90233

    Upgrade BeamGage Standard Edition to Professional Edition. Requires a new camera key to activate.

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Software

  • BeamGage StandardBeamGage Standard
    BeamGage Standard is our full-function software with an extensive set of ISO quantitative measurement, our patented UtraCal™ algorithm for the highest accuracy measurements in the industry.
  • 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.

FAQ

What is the distance from the front of the camera to the sensor?

Part Numbers SP90421 and SP90422 have sensor depths of 4.5mm ± .5mm Ophir Mount.
 
Part Numbers SP90400 and SP90401 (no longer available for purchase) have
sensor depths of 12.5mm ± .5mm CS Standard Mount.
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What is the saturation level of the SP928 camera?

The saturation intensity for the SP928 is .97µW/cm2 
Follow this link and input your laser parameters and you can calculate the your power density.

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At what wavelengths is the SP928 most responsive?

  

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What is the framerate of the SP928?

13 Frames/second

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.

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What beam sizes can I measure with the SP920G?

44μm - 5.3mm 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. 
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Videos

Video Series: BeamGage Tutorials Video Series: BeamGage Tutorials
Fundamentals of Laser Measurement & Beam Profiling Fundamentals of Laser Measurement & Beam Profiling Fundamentals of Laser Measurement & Beam Profiling

Is your laser's beam profile shaped correctly for your application?
This video teaches the fundamentals of laser beam profiles and discusses the benefits of profiling your laser beam.
Several case studies are presented showing before and after laser beam profiles.

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.

How to Design Your Perfect Laser Beam with BeamMaker How to Design Your Perfect Laser Beam with BeamMaker How to Design Your Perfect Laser Beam with BeamMaker

BeamMaker helps engineers, technicians, and researchers understand a beam's modal content by subtracting theoretically generated modes from real beam measurement data. Derive a perfect beam profile by specifying the mode, size, width, height, intensity, angle, and noise content - then comparing it to theoretically derived measurements. The end result is knowledge about how much the real beam varies from the desired beam.

Watch the BeamGage Tutuorials, 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...

Ensuring Quality Welds in Medical Devices

Many customers involved with laser welding measure the pulse energy output of their lasers, but is this all the data required needed to ensure quality welds? Steve Schellenberg at Spinal Modulation had his doubts. While he found pulse energy measurement using his Ophir equipment useful in qualifying his laser welding process, two of his laser welding stations were producing different quality welds despite producing identical laser pulse energies. One laser welder seemed to be doing an OK job, while the other welder produced significantly lower quality welds. Steve suspected differing laser Read more...

Why is Test Equipment Always Suspect?

By Dick Rieley, Mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Manager, Ophir-Spiricon Read more...

Accessories

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  • Optical Camera Trigger
    The Optical Camera Trigger is an optical sensor that detects pulsed light sources and generates outputs to trigger a camera. The front aperture of the Optical Trigger must be directed at a light source that provides the necessary properties for trigger activation. (e.g. a laser flash lamp, a pick-off source from the main laser beam, or similar).