SP1201 Beam Profiling Camera
The SP1201 camera accurately captures and analyzes wavelengths from 900nm - 1700nm. It features a QVGA sensor, compact design, power over Ethernet, stabilized sensor cooling with no fan, and automatic NUC file correction. This InGaAs camera-based beam profiling system is ideal for eye-safe military, telecom, and medical laser applications.
- 320 x 256 active area with a 30μm pixel pitch
- NIR performance
- Compact industrial design
- Power over Ethernet
- Automatic NUC file correction
- Exclusive Ultracal for ISO conforming accuracy
- BeamGage Professional software included
The SP1201 InGaAs high resolution camera is available with the following versions of software.
InGaAs camera with C mount recess, 350x256 pixel, 0.9 to 1.7μm spectral band.Request a Quote
Please Note: to use this camera, you will also need the "SP1201 Kit" P/N SP90535 see below
Kit for SP1201 camera: BeamGage Professional software, software license, Comes with USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adaptor, CAT6 Ethernet Cable, external power & trigger Cable, Power Supply and 3 ND filtersRequest a Quote
BeamGage Training DVDSP90429
- BeamGage ProfessionalBeamGage 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 camera to the sensor?
What is the saturation level of the SP1201 camera?
What is the framerate of the SP1201?
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 SP1201?
300μm – 7.4mm
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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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.
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.
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.
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BeamGage Professional partitions with multiple beams on one display with individual results.
Using the built in photodiode trigger on the SP620U and SP503U cameras.
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).