What is a LaseView camera set?

LaseView is a beam profiler with M2 platform software, which is an inexpensive beam profiler software that can be used intuitively.
The LaseView camera set series includes a set of optimal cameras for various conditions such as laser wavelength band, diameter, and pulse / CW.
Easily build a beam profile observation system according to the usage environment.

* This product (Beam Profiler with M2 Platform Software LaseView Subscription) has 1 license per machine.

composition

This camera set includes the following contents.

  • Camera set (+ optical system for measuring minute beam diameter)

If you need various options, don’t need a camera, or want a camera other than those included in the set, see the following page.

How to choose the best camera set

Simply choose the one that matches your laser from the table below to find the best camera set.

wavelength
190 – 400 nm 400 – 1100 nm 1460–1620 nm 900 – 1700 nm (NIR) 2 -16 μm (MIR)
Beam diameter/
beam type
2 μm ~ 100 μm
5 μm ~ 100 μm (NIR)
Micro beam diameter measurement optical system set + camera set
LaseView-CA-DUV-BE
Micro beam diameter measurement optical system set + camera set
LaseView-CA50-NCG-BE
Micro beam diameter measurement optical system
set + camera set
LaseView-CA-SWIR-BE
Custom correspondence
30μm~5mm
200μm~5mm(NIR)
90μm~12mm(MIR)
Femtosecond pulse or condensed light camera set LaseView-CA50-NCG camera set LaseView-CA50-NCG camera set LaseView-CA35-NIR 1550 camera set LaseView-CA-SWIR camera set LaseView-CA-MIR
Parallel light Custom correspondence
* Please contact us for beam profiler for kW fiber laser.

Difference between “femtosecond pulse or condensed light” and “parallel light”


Fig: Beam profile collapses with or without cover glass
The problem is the likelihood of interference.
A protective cover glass is usually attached on top of the CCD sensor.
Interference may occur between the cover glass and the surface of the CCD sensor.
In the case of “femtosecond pulse or condensed light”, interference is unlikely to occur, but in the case of “parallel light”, interference is likely to occur and it is necessary to use a CCD without a cover glass.
* NCG (Non Cover Glass) is attached to the model number of the camera set without cover glass.

Camera set lineup

LaseView-CA50-NCG

specification
Measurement wavelength 190 – 1100 nm
Beam diameter 30 μm ~ 5 mm
CCD Camera Pixel 1360 x 1024
CCD size 1/2 type
Pixel size 4.65μm x 4.65μm
interface USB 2.0
Price(excludign Tax) ※1 USD 1,310(Camera set only)
Trigger option:USD 120)
Lead time Contact us

LaseView-CA-DUV-BE

Specifications
Measurement wavelength 190 – 400 nm
Beam diameter 2 μm ~ 100 μm
Micro beam diameter measurement optical system magnification About 30 times
NA 0.5
Working wavelength range 240 – 360 nm
Optical resolution < 1 μm
Working distance About 1 mm
length 194 mm
Price (excluding Tax) ※1 USD 6,910(Camera set only)
Trigger option:USD 120)
Lead time Contact us

LaseView-CA50-NCG-BE

Specifications
Measurement wavelength 400 – 1100 nm
Beam diameter 2 μm ~ 100 μm
Micro beam diameter measurement optical system magnification Typical value 37.0 times @ 808nm
NA 0.4
Optical resolution < 2 μm
Working distance About 1.5 mm
length 121 mm
Working wavelength range 400 – 1100 nm (600 – 1100 nm recommended)
Price(excluding tax) ※1 USD 2,120(Camera set only)
Trigger option:USD 120)
Lead time Contact us

Reference video


LaseView-CA35-NIR1550

Specification
Wavelength 1460nm ~ 1620nm
Beam diameter 30um~3.5mm
Interface USB 2.0 (Mini-B)
Image sensor Number of effective pixels:1296H × 964V
Pixel size: 3.75μm × 3.75μm
Imaging area: 4.86mm × 3.61mm
Exposure time 0.01ms~10s
Dynamic range 56.8dB
Gain 0dB~24dB
Video output 8 / 16 bit
Power supply 5V (supplied by USB) Power consumption2W
Lens mount CS mount
Size 41(W) x 44(H) x 25.5(D) mm
Weight 37g
Price(excludign Tax) ※1 Contact us
Lead time Contact us

Spectral sensitivity curve
 

LaseView-CA-SWIR

Specifications
Measurement wavelength 900 – 1700 nm
Beam diameter 120 μm ~ 5 mm
InGaAs Camera Pixel resolution 320 x 256
Sensor size 6.4 x 5.12 mm
Pixel size 20 μm x 20 μm
interface GigE(1000Base/1000BaseTnetwork)
Remarks
  • Comes with a 100V AC adapter and power cable for the camera.
  • Tripod base bracket is optional. USD 40 (excluding tax) will be added when purchasing together.
  • LAN cable is an option. When preparing your own, select a cat 6 or higher cable.
  • You can connect directly to a PC with a 1000Base or higher LAN port. In this case, set the PC LAN to DHCP.
  • If the wired LAN port cannot be used, adapters with the following operation results can be used.
Option USB3.0 LAN adapter (Gigabit compatible)
LAN-ADUSBRJ45G
Standard price: USD 49.8 (excluding tax)
Price(excluding tax) ※1 USD 17,000(Camera set only)
Trigger option:USD 120)
Lead time Contact us

LaseView-CA-SWIR-BE

Specifications
Measurement wavelength 900 – 1700 nm
Beam diameter 4 μm ~ 150 μm
Micro beam diameter measurement optical system magnification About 36 times
NA 0.4
Optical resolution 4 μm or less
Working distance About 1.7 mm
length 176 mm
Price(excluding tax) ※1 USD 17,810(Camera set only)
Trigger option:USD 120)
Lead time Contact us

LaseView-CA-MIR

Measurable wavelength:2 μm 〜 16 μm (* Available on 1000 μm(0.3 THz))

Specifications
Model Pixels Size Active area Beam diameter Flame rate Interface
LaseView-
CA30-MIR
160×120 25 μm 4×3 mm2 150 μm
~3 mm
9 Hz USB
LaseView-
CA70-MIR
384×288 25 μm 9.6×
7.2 mm2
150 μm
~7 mm
50 Hz USB(2 cables)
LaseView-
CA80-MIR
640×480 17 μm 10.88×
8.16 mm2
100 μm
~8  mm
50 Hz USB(2 cables)
LaseView-
CA120-MIR
1024×768 15 μm 15.36×
11.52 mm2
90 μm
~12   mm
4.5 Hz Ethernet

Spectral sensitivity curve of Infrared region

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Other options

Attenuator set

The trigger option is effective for low repetition frequencies (below the frame rate).
Mainly for measuring pulsed light. It is used to synchronize laser and camera exposures, especially when measuring low repetitive pulses below 10 Hz.
The pulsed laser (10Hz) will not be visible unless the camera is synchronized at 30Hz.
The trigger option is not required if the repetition frequency is about 100Hz or higher, such as when measuring pulses. The trigger option is recommended for low repetitions such as 10Hz.

How to select options

Laser specification Reference value Recommended options
Power < 100 mW 1. Insert ND filter set
< 1 W (vertical polarization)
< 10 W (horizontal polarization)
2. Attenuating optics set with beam splitter
< 100 W 3. Attenuating optics set with double beam splitter
Beam diameter > 30 um
< 30 um 3. Micro-beam measurement set.

ND filter set

In order to measure a high-intensity laser beam, an ND filter set that can be dimmed and its mount are required.
ND-filter

Fig: ND filter set

ND filter diagonal mount specification

Fig: ND filter diagonal mount specification

Price: USD 790 (excluding tax)
Lead time: Contact us
* If the laser beam power becomes stronger than 100 mW, the absorption lens ND filter will generate a thermal lens effect, so a beam splitter that can further reduce the light is required.
  • Absorption ND filter
  • OD=0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0
  • 1 inch
  • With ND filter diagonal mount

Attenuating optics set with beam splitter

Fig: Attenuating optics set with beam splitter

Model number: OAS-CA50
Price: USD 1,480 (excluding tax)
Lead time: Contact us
  • LaseView camera set series LaseView-CA50-NCG compatible
  • Wavelength range: 650 – 1010 nm
  • Power:< 1 W(For vertically polarized light) < 10 W(For horizontally polarized light)
  • ND filter included:OD=2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0
* Can be attached directly to the camera.
* The attenuation factor of the beam splitter varies depending on the polarization direction. (P-polarized 0.9%, S-polarized 9%)
* Although the ND filter has an AR coating, interference fringes may occur if the coherence of the laser beam is high.
* An appropriate attenuation rate is not guaranteed under the specified incident light conditions.
Add or replace an ND filter with an appropriate attenuation factor according to the conditions.
* There are the following restrictions on beam polarization.
・ Horizontal or vertical linear polarization
・ Uniform polarization characteristics throughout the beam
・ If these conditions are not met, the correct intensity distribution may not be measured due to the polarization dependence of the beam splitter.
* Posts for height adjustment and fixing are not included.

Attenuating optics set with double beam splitter

Fig: Attenuating optics set with double beam splitter

Model number: OAS-CA50-100
Price: USD 2,500 (excluding tax)
Lead time: Contact us
  • LaseView camera set series LaseView-CA50-NCG compatible
  • Wavelength range: 350-700 nm or 650-1010 nm
  • Estimated power: <100 W
  • ND filter included: OD = 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0
* Can be attached directly to the camera.
* Although the ND filter is AR coated, interference fringes may occur if the coherence of the laser beam is high.
* We do not guarantee an appropriate attenuation rate under the specified incident light conditions.
Add or replace an ND filter with an appropriate attenuation factor according to the conditions.
* Posts for height adjustment and fixing are not included.

3. Micro-beam measurement set

In order to measure beams smaller than 30 μm, a set of microbeam measurement optics is required. As a set of microbeam measurement optics, we have achieved “”high magnification, high NA, and ultra-low aberration”” that is not available anywhere else.

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Fig. Micro-beam measurement set
  • Magnification: Approx. 30x (typical value 30.8x @1064 nm, 31.5x @532 nm)
  • NA: 0.4
  • Wavelength range: 400~1100 nm (recommended 600~1100 nm)
  • Optical resolution: < 2 μm
  • Working distance:Around 1.7 mm((typical value 1.7 mm @1064 nm、1.6 mm @532 nm)
  • Length: 176 mm
  • Can be connected to CCD camera

Price: USD 810 (excluding tax) (camera not included)
Delivery time: Contact us

4. Microbeam measurement optical system set + dedicated holder + 3-axis stage

In order to measure beams of several micrometers in size, a 3-axis (x, y, z) stage with micrometer-level position adjustment is required.

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Fig. Micro-beam measurement set, dedicated holder and 3-axis stage specifications
  • Micro operating position: Side
  • Travel guide: Ball guide
  • Travel distance per revolution: 0.5 mm
  • Micrometer minimum reading: 0.01mm
  • Travel distance〔mm〕:XY axis ±6.5, Z axis ±5
  • Can be mounted on a table with M6 tapping.

Price: USD 2,010(excluding tax) (Camera not included)
Delivery time: Contact us

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LaseView Purchasers

  • The University of Tokyo
  • Osaka University
  • National Institute for Fusion Science
  • Kyoto University
  • The University of Electro-Communications
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Japan Atomic Energy Agency
  • Optoelectronics and Industrial Science Graduate University
  • Hiroshima University
  • Fukui University
  • Kyushu University
  • RIKEN
  • Laser Technology Research Institute
  • National Observatory (NAOJ)
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR, Germany)
  • Institute of Physics AS CR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA
  • (Other domestic and foreign private companies)

Users feedback

  • “As cameras are cheap, we are not worrying breaking them”
  • “We can use cameras as expandable goods”
  • “Easy to prepare”
  • “The Software is easy to use and intuitive”
  • “Low-cost !”
  • “It is great to have M2 beam quality measurement function already included”

Price list

Model number Camera set only Software
LaseView-CA-DUV-BE USD 6,910 LaseView Software USD 100 / month
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LaseView-CA50-NCG USD 1,310
LaseView-CA50-NCG-BE USD 2,120
LaseView-CA-SWIR-BE USD 17,810
LaseView-CA-SWIR USD 17,000
LaseView-CA35-NIR1550 contact us
LaseView-CA-MIR contact us

* All prices exclude tax.

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Supported Cameras

In order to use LaseView (Beam Profiler with M2 Platform Software Subscription) as a beam profiler, at least one camera is required.
*A camera with trigger option is suitable for measuring pulsed light.
*A camera without a cover glass is suitable for measurement of CW and nanosecond lasers.
*CCD cameras are sensitive to wavelengths up to 1320 nm, but there are errors in beam profile measurement. For accurate measurement of long wavelengths above 1100 nm, infrared cameras are recommended.

CCD camera

Here is a list of CCD cameras that have been confirmed to work with LaseView.
We recommend the DMK 21AU04, a low-cost USB 2.0 CCD monochrome camera from Imaging Source.

Imaging Source USB 2.0 CCD Monochrome Camera

Products Resolution [pixel] Frame rate ※1 Sensor Trigger ※2 Cover glass Price
DMK 21AU04 640×480 60 fps ¼ type None Included USD 570
DMK 21BU04 640×480 60 fps ¼ type Included Included USD 720
DMK 31AU03 1024×768 30 fps 1/3 type None Included USD 1,030
DMK 31BU03 1024×768 30 fps 1/3 type Included Included USD 1,150
DMK 41AU02 1280×960 15 fps 1/2 type None Included USD 1,100
DMK 41BU02 1280×960 15 fps 1/2 type Included Included USD 1,150
DMK 51AU02 1600×1200 12 fps 1/1.8 type None Included USD 1,520
DMK 51BU02 1600×1200 12 fps 1/1.8 type Included Included USD 1,640
DMK 51BU02.WG 1600×1200 12 fps 1/1.8 type Included None USD 2,280
USB2.0 cable 2m USD 10

Imaging Source USB 3.0 CCD Monochrome Camera

Products Resolution [pixel] Frame rate ※1 Sensor Trigger ※3 Cover glass Price
DMK 23U618 640×480 120 fps ¼ type Included Included USD 598
DMK 23U445 1280×960 30 fps 1/3 type Included Included USD 698
DMK 23U274 1600×1200 20 fps 1/1.8 type Included Included USD 1,148
USB3.0 cable 2m USD 30
*1 Actual display speed may decrease depending on the performance and condition of the PC.

*3 With 12-pin connector.
*The operation of all the above cameras is not guaranteed.
*The camera may not operate properly depending on the condition of the PC or cable.
*We recommend that you use a dedicated USB cable (sold separately).
*The operation of the camera has been confirmed with cameras from iDS and Basler.

CMOS camera

CMOS cameras can be purchased at a lower cost than CCD cameras.
CMOS cameras are also superior to CCD cameras in terms of response time, although their sensitivity is inferior.

iDS USB 3.0 CMOS Monochrome Camera

Format Resolution Frame rate※1 Sensor Price
UI-3370CP-M-GL 2048 x 2048 80 fps 1 type

Thorlabs camera

Compatible with all Thorlabs Scientific cameras, as well as DCx series cameras.
Thorlabs’ Scientific Camera Lineup
Thorlabs’ software “ThorCam Software” can be used by installing it.
Thorlabs’ software “ThorCam Software

Format Resolution Frame rate※1 Sensor Price
DCC1545M 1280 x 1024 25 fps 1/2 type USD 461
*The actual display speed may decrease depending on the performance and condition of the PC.
*The camera may not operate properly depending on the condition of the PC and cable.
*The Thorlabs camera is an OEM product of iDS, and therefore requires a Thorlabs driver to operate.
If you have already installed the Thorlabs driver, please uninstall it and then install the IDS driver.
Click here for IDS driver

FLIR Systems USB2.0 camera

Grade Format Resolution Frame rate Sensor Price
Chameleon USB 2.0 CMLN-13S2M-CS 1296 x 964 18 FPS Sony ICX445 CCD, 1/3″, 3.75 µm contact us
FireflyMV FireWire, USB2.0 FMVU-03MTM-CS 752 x 480 60 FPS Aptina MT9V022 CMOS, 1/3″, 6.0 µm

FLIR Systems USB3.0 camera

Grade Format Resolution Frame rate Sensor Price
Black Fly USB 3.0 BFLY-U3-03S2M-CS 648 x 488 84 FPS Sony ICX424 CCD, 1/3″, 7.4 µm contact us
BFLY-U3-05S2M-CS 808 x 608 50 FPS Sony ICX693 CCD, 1/3″, 6.0 µm
BFLY-U3-13S2M-CS 1288 x 964 30 FPS Sony ICX445 CCD, 1/3″, 3.75 µm
BFLY-U3-20S4M-CS 1624 x 1224 15 FPS Sony ICX274 CCD, 1/1.8″, 4.4 µm
BFLY-U3-23S6M-C 1920 x 1200 41 FPS Sony IMX249 CMOS, 1/1.2″, 5.86 µm
BFLY-U3-50H5M-C 2448 x 2048 7.5 FPS Sharp RJ32S4AA0DT CCD, 2/3″, 3.45 µm
Grade Format Resolution Frame rate Sensor Price
Chameleon 3 USB CM3-U3-13S2M-CS 1288 x 964 30 FPS Sony ICX445 CCD, 1/3″, 3.75 µm contact us
CM3-U3-13Y3M-CS 1280 x 1024 149 FPS ON Semi PYTHON 1300 CMOS, 1/2″, 4.8 μm
CM3-U3-28S4M-CS 1928 x 1448 13 FPS Sony ICX818 CCD, 1/1.8″, 3.69 µm
CM3-U3-31S4M-CS 2048 x 1536 55 FPS Sony IMX265 CMOS, 1/1.8″, 3.45 µm
CM3-U3-50S5M-CS 2448 x 2048 35 FPS Sony IMX264 CMOS, 2/3″, 3.45 µm
Grade Format Resolution Frame rate Sensor Price
Flea3 USB 3.0 FL3-U3-13E4M-C 1280 x 1024 60 FPS e2v EV76C560 CMOS, 1/1.8″, 5.3 µm contact us
FL3-U3-13Y3M-C 1280 x 1024 150 FPS ON Semi VITA 1300 CMOS, 1/2″, 4.8 μm
FL3-U3-20E4M-C 1600 x 1200 59 FPS e2v EV76C5706F CMOS, 1/1.8″, 4.5 µm
Grade Format Resolution Frame rate Sensor Price
Grasshopper3 USB 3.0 GS3-U3-14S5M-C 1384 x 1036 30 FPS Sony ICX285 CCD, 2/3″, 6.45 µm contact us
GS3-U3-15S5M-C 1384 x 1032 45 FPS Sony ICX825 CCD, 2/3″, 6.45 µm
GS3-U3-23S6M-C 1920 x 1200 163 FPS Sony IMX174 CMOS, 1/1.2″, 5.86 µm
GS3-U3-28S4M-C 1928 x 1448 26 FPS Sony ICX687 CCD, 1/1.8″, 3.69 µm
GS3-U3-28S5M-C 1920 x 1440 26 FPS Sony ICX674 CCD, 2/3″, 4.54 µm
GS3-U3-32S4M-C 2048 x 1536 121 FPS Sony IMX252 CMOS, 1/1.8″, 3.45 µm
GS3-U3-41C6M-C 2048 x 2048 90 FPS CMOSIS CMV4000-3E5 CMOS, 1″, 5.5 µm
GS3-U3-41C6NIR-C 2048 x 2048 90 FPS CMOSIS CMV4000-3E12 CMOS, 1″, 5.5 µm
GS3-U3-41S4M-C 2016 x 2016 18 FPS Sony ICX808 CCD, 1/1.8″, 3.1 µm
GS3-U3-50S5M-C 2448 x 2048 15 FPS Sony ICX625 CCD, 2/3″, 3.45 µm
GS3-U3-51S5M-C 2448 x 2048 75 FPS Sony IMX250 CMOS, 2/3″, 3.45 µm
GS3-U3-60QS6M-C 2736 x 2192 25 FPS Sony ICX694 CCD, 1″, 4.54 µm
GS3-U3-60S6M-C 2736 x 2192 13 FPS Sony ICX694 CCD, 1″, 4.54 µm
GS3-U3-89S6M-C 4096 x 2160 43 FPS Sony IMX255 CMOS, 1″, 3.45 µm
GS3-U3-91S6M-C 3376 x 2704 9 FPS Sony ICX814 CCD, 1″, 3.69 µm
GS3-U3-120S6M-C 4240 x 2824 7 FPS Sony ICX834 CCD, 1″, 3.1 µm
GS3-U3-123S6M-C 4096 x 3000 30 FPS Sony IMX253 CMOS, 1.1″, 3.45 µm