Beam profilers are useful in many laser applications, where it is important to know what your laser beam looks like beyond a simple wavelength and energy density measurement. Beam profiling tells you about your laser beam’s spatial characteristics, intensity, propagation, beam quality, and ultimately how useful it is.
The unreliable information often provided by burn pattern methods leads to unreliable results and processes. This is where specialised beam profiling systems have the perfect solution. Non-subjective, they assign an exact, repeatable and accurate value to physical properties such as divergence, diameter and ellipticity.
A beam profile is created by building up a 3D map of the energy distribution (a profile) with two spatial dimensions and the third usually assigned to intensity.
The Laser 2000 range of beam profilers contains two types of technology, Scanning slit, or 2D Detector Arrays (cameras). The mechanical design of the head and the type of detector define the measurements that the systems take. The software presents the information about your beam profile visually, in a powerful, logical format. Furthermore, you can export your data into a range of standard laboratory post processing applications.