|Customers ask us how they can know if their laser beam profiler is accurate. This is an excellent and important question but unfortunately, there is no simple answer. The fact is that there is no calibration available for laser beam profilers. The next best thing is to use top quality pieces and technology so that we can conclude beyond a reasonable doubt that the profiling is indeed accurate.The article “A discussion of laser beam profiling and the subject of accuracy” goes in depth explaining what in the Ophir-Spiricon analyzers leads to high accuracy. Two of the main factors that create accuracy in our products are the following:
We also recently came out with a very helpful feature called BeamMaker which is integrated into BeamGage, our latest software. BeamMaker generates a mathematically perfect laser beam so that users can play around with their software in order to make sure they know how to use it properly.
You can read the full article to learn more about the camera, electronic processing, A/D (analogue to digital) conversion, image processing and data computations in the Ophir-Spiricon profilers.
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