Photon Nanoscan 2 Scanning Slit Laser Beam Profiler Features New Usb2 Interface, Enhanced Digital Controller, M2 Wizard
Ophir Photonics today announced NanoScan 2 at Photonics West, the new version of their scanning slit beam profiler. A NIST-calibrated laser beam profiler, NanoScan 2 measures continuous wave (CW) and pulsed beams across the entire spectral range, from UV to far infrared. The system features a new USB2 interface that provides deep, 12-bit digitization of the signal for enhanced dynamic range up to 35 dB power. An enhanced digital controller improves the accuracy and stability of measurements; beam size and beam pointing can now be measured with a 3 sigma precision of several hundred nanometers. NanoScan 2 also features software controllable scan speed and a peak-connect algorithm that allow measurement of pulsed and pulse width modulated lasers with frequencies of a few kHz and higher with any detector. The ability to alter the drum speed helps increase the dynamic range, allowing a larger operating space for any given scanhead.The
NanoScan 2 software can measure from one to 16 beams in the NanoScan aperture, all with sub-micron precision. A beam can be found is less than 0.3 seconds and real-time updates can be displayed to 20 Hz. The graphical user interface (GUI) supports the Microsoft® Windows ribbon toolbar, and dockable and floatable windows. Support for ActiveX automation lets users integrate NanoScan into OEM systems or write their own user interfaces.
The NanoScan 2 M2 Wizard is a quick and easy way to determine the times-diffraction propagation factor (M2) of a laser using the Rayleigh Method. The Wizard guides the user through a series of measurements required for calculating M2. An optional Rayleigh Range Translation Test Fixture (RAL-FXT) provides convenient translation of the NanoScan scanhead assembly and a digital readout of its relative position along the Z-axis.
Optional Power Meter
The silicon and germanium NanoScan 2 systems include a 200 mW power meter option that can be calibrated against the user's ISO- or NIST traceable power meter. The system software displays both the total power and individual power in each of the beams being measured.
Availability & Pricing
The NanoScan 2 system is available now. US system prices start at $4,695.