by Lawrence Green Ophir-Spiricon, LLC
Acrylic Mode Burns have historically been universally used because they are the lowest cost alternative to the budget-minded end user. This method, however has been cited for producing dangerous, cancer-causing airborne materials, and is not a real time technology. On the other hand, Real-time beam profiling has been historically too expensive for the average user to acquire.
We discuss a new technology that enables the design of a new low-cost real time CO2 high power beam profiler that is within reach of almost all end-users. This design does not produce dangerous fumes, and runs in real time. We will provide examples and results of testing with this device, and compare some of them to traditional camera based methods.