The BeamSquared system being shown by Ophir-Spiricon is a compact, fully automated tool for measuring laser beam quality (M2). The system is based on the company's Ultracal baseline correction algorithm that helped establish the ISO 11146-3 standard for beam measurement accuracy.
BeamSquared delivers accuracy, robustness, and reliability for continuous-use applications in manufacturing, science, and R&D. The system measures the propagation characteristics of CW and pulsed lasers, from UV and NIR to telecom wavelengths in automated mode in less than one minute. Manual mode is available for CO2 lasers and wavelengths greater than NIR, including terahertz. Measurements include waist diameters, full angle divergence, waist locations, Rayleigh lengths, M2 or K and BPP factors, astigmatism, and asymmetry.