SP300 Beam Profiling Camera
- 1928x1448 pixel resolution with a 3.69µm pixel pitch
- USB 3.0 for faster data capture rates
- BeamGage Standard or Professional software included
The SP300 USB 3.0 silicon CCD high resolution camera is available with the following versions of software.
BeamGage Standard software, software license, 1/1.8” format 1928x1448 pixel camera with 17.5mm C mount CCD recess. Comes with USB 3.0 cable and 3 ND filtersRequest a Quote
BeamGage Professional software, software license, 1/1.8” format 1928x1448 pixel camera with 17.5mm C mount CCD recess. Comes with USB 3.0 cable and 3 ND filterRequest a Quote
BGS TO BGP UPGRADESP90233
Upgrade BeamGage Standard Edition to Professional Edition. Requires a new camera key to activate.Request a Quote
BeamGage Training DVDSP90429
- BeamGage StandardBeamGage 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 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 SP300 camera?
What is the framerate of the SP300?
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.
The SP300 camera lists a frame rate of 26 fps at full resolution. On my PC it only runs at 6 fps. Why won’t it run any faster?
What beam sizes can I measure with the SP300?
37μm - 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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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.
White Paper – Apples to Apples: Which Camera Technologies Work Best for Beam Profiling Applications, Part 1
Ensuring Quality Welds in Medical Devices
Why is Test Equipment Always Suspect?
Using the built in photodiode trigger on the SP620U and SP503U cameras.
Imaging UV light with CCD Cameras
Understanding Dynamic Range…The Numbers Game
The Focal Length Divergence Measurement Method
Laser Beam Measurement Vocabulary
White Paper – Beam Width Measurement Accuracy
White Paper – Apples to Apples: Which Camera Technologies Work Best for Beam Profiling Applications, Part 2: Baseline Methods and Mode Effects
BeamGage Profiling with .Net Automation Interface and LabVIEW®
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).
Optical Trigger for SP CamerasSPZ17005
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 to for mounting on camera and a stand for mounting separately.