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ビームプロファイラ(CCDカメラ型)


  • 190 - 350 nm and 350 - 1100 nm Wavelength Ranges Available
  • Beam Diameter: 30 µm - 6.6 mm
  • For Continuous Wave, Pulsed Beams, and Single Pulses
  • M2 Measurement with Optional Extension Set

BC106N-UV

Filter Wheel with
6 Neutral Density
Filters Included

Post and Post Holder
Sold Separately

Versatile Software Package

Application Idea

Use the BC106N-VIS with the
M2MS M2 Extension Set to create a complete
beam quality measurement system.

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Item #BC106N-UV(/M)BC106N-VIS(/M)
Wavelength Range190 - 350 nma350 - 1100 nm
Power Range50 fW - 1 Wb1 fW - 1 Wc
Beam Diameter30 µm - 6.6 mm
Compatible Light SourcesCW, Pulsedd
Pulse Frequency1 Hz - 50 kHz (Single Pulse Exposure),
Unlimited (Multi-Pulse Exposure)
  • Lumigenコーティングの設計範囲。感度は1100 nmまでありますが、コーティング無しのBC106N-VIS/Mに比べ、不均一性と雑音が増加します。
  • @200 nm、ただしビーム径およびNDフィルタに依存。 詳細は「仕様」タブおよび「NDフィルタ」タブをご参照ください。
  • @550 nm、ただしビーム径およびNDフィルタに依存。 詳細は「仕様」タブおよび「NDフィルタ」タブをご参照ください。
  • 当社のビームプロファイラの損傷閾値データは現在ご用意できておりません。 パルスレーザとご使用の場合、安全な上限をご確認いただく手順として次の方法を推奨しています: ビームプロファイラを最大積分時間に設定(つまり露光時間を1 sに設定)。 ソフトウェアパッケージのプロファイルウィンドウを見ながら信号が約50%の強度になるまでパワーをゆっくりと上昇させます このパワー値を10倍にします。 これがビームプロファイラを安全にお使いいただくための平均パルスレーザーパワーの上限です。

特長

  • 複雑なビームプロファイルの2次元解析
  • CW、パルスレーザービーム、およびシングルパルス解析
  • 高分解能: 1360 x 1024ピクセル
  • 低ノイズ: S/N ≥ 62 dB
  • 12ビットのCCDカメラ
  • 均一性とリニアリティを有す大面積センサ(8.77 mm×6.6 mm)
  • ARコーティングされた取り外し可能なウェッジウィンドウがセンサを埃から保護
  • パワー読み出しはユーザ校正可能
  • 20 µs~1 sの自動露光と1~16倍の利得制御
  • ブラック(ベース)レベルと環境光の補正
  • 外部シャッタートリガ入力
  • オプションで自動M²解析用増設キットあり(下記参照)

当社のカメラベースのビームプロファイラは、レーザーシステムを最適化しながら複雑なモードパターン(フラットトップやドーナツ型)を同定することが可能です。 カメラ型ビームプロファイラは、スリット走査型光ビームプロファイラに比べ、さらに詳細なビームプロファイルの取得と、ビームパワー密度分布の2次元解析を行うことができます。

このビームプロファイラは、あらゆる周波数の連続(CW)光またはパルス光源とのご使用に適しています。 繰り返し周波数50 kHz以下のトリガがかかった単一パルス検出用のTTL入力など、いくつかのトリガーモードによって、単一パルスを自由に捕捉することができます。 非トリガーモードでは、50 kHzを超える繰り返し周波数のパルスは連続波としてみなします。

BC106N-UV Beam Profiler
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ビームプロファイラBC106N-UV(/M)の前面

各ビームプロファイラには、分解能1.4メガピクセル、最小露光時間20 µsで、サイズが8.77 mm x 6.6 mmのアクティブ型センサの付いた高品質12ビットCCDカメラが組み込まれています。 CMOSプロファイラと比較して、高品質CCDカメラは高感度かつ低ノイズで、強化されたグローバルシャッタ効率により、露光精度と均一性が向上します。 デバイス設定とは独立して行われる自動ダークレベル校正により安定した暗電流が実現するため、設定の際、ダークレベルの再校正が不要です。

6種類の高品質NDフィルタを組み込んだフィルターホイールが付属しており、入力ビームの強度がフェムトW~1W(詳細については「仕様」タブおよび「NDフィルタ」タブをご覧ください)の範囲でプロファイラを使用することができます。 各フィルタの筐体に付いたSM05内ネジにより、 レンズチューブシステムや減衰フィルタのような光学部品を簡単に取り付けることができます。 また、ビームプロファイラの筐体の側面にあるM4タップ穴と、底面にあるM4タップ穴ならびにM6タップ穴により、2方向でポストなどの機構部品への取り付けが可能です。

組み込まれたパワーメータは、お客様による校正が可能で、別途パワーメータを使わずにパワーとビームの形状を同時に測定することができます。 測定した環境光強度の平均値は、環境光分を補正するためにビームプロファイル測定値から差し引かれます。 自動露出調整機構と利得制御機能により、カメラパラメータは実際のビーム強度に応じて自動調整されます。 USB2.0インターフェイスにより、フル分解能、フルフレームで1秒あたり最高10フレームが可能です。 フレームのサイズを小さくすることで、より高いフレームレートでの測定と転送が可能です。

BC106Nシリーズのビームプロファイラには、表示・操作用のソフトウェアパッケージが付属します。 ソフトウェアパッケージの特長については、「ユーザーインターフェイス」タブをご参照ください。 ビームプロファイラ用のソフトウェア、およびLabVIEW、Visual C++、Visual C#、Visual Basic用プログラミングリファレンスガイドは、「ソフトウェア」タブ内のリンクからダウンロードいただけます。

このカメラビームプロファイラを全自動M² 測定システムに変換できる増設セットは下記をご参照ください。当社では、スリット走査型光ビームプロファイラ、およびビームプロファイラが付属した M2 ビーム品質解析システム一式もご用意しています。

Power Operating Range vs. Beam Diameter
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NDフィルタは、1 Wを超えるパワーで数秒間入射し続けると熱により損傷する恐れがあります。
Power Operating Range vs. Beam Diameter
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NDフィルタは、1 Wを超えるパワーで数秒間入射し続けると熱により損傷する恐れがあります。
Relative Spectral Response
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上のグラフは、NDフィルタ未使用時のBC106N-VIS/MならびにBC106N-UV/Mの相対感度曲線を示したものです。 青い網掛け部分はBC106N-UV(/M)の動作波長範囲を、白い網掛け部分はBC106N-VIS(/M)の動作波長範囲を示しています。 BC106N-UV(/M)に組み込まれたCCDのLumigenコーティングにより、可視波長域での検知範囲は狭まるものの、短波長域でのチップの応答性は向上します。
Item #BC106N-UV(/M)BC106N-VIS(/M)
Wavelength Range190 - 350 nma350 - 1100 nm
Power Range50 fW - 1 Wb1 fW - 1 Wc
Beam Diameter30 µm - 6.6 mm
Compatible Light SourcesCW, Pulsedd
Pulse Frequency1 Hz - 50 kHz (Single Pulse Exposure),
Unlimited (Multi-Pulse Exposure)
Absorptive Neutral Density Filters
Nominal Values20 dB, 30 dB, 40 dB20 dB, 40 dB, 60 dB
(Two Sets)e
AR Coating Wavelength Range350 - 700 nmf350 - 700 nm (Three Filters)
650 - 1050 nm (Three Filters)
Reflective Neutral Density Filters
Nominal Values20 dB, 30 dB, 40 dBN/A
AR Coating (Back Side of Filter)220 to 240 nmgN/A
Sensor
CoatingLumigenaNone
Chip2/3" Sony EXview HAD™ CCD
Sensor ICX285AL, Windowless
Aperture Size (Max)8.77 mm x 6.6 mm
Pixel Size6.45 µm x 6.45 µm
Resolution (Max)1360 x 1024 pixels, ROI Selectable
Camera
ShutterGlobal
Max. Frame Rate @ Full Resolution10 fpsh
Frame Rate @ 640 x 480>27 fpsh
Frame Rate @ 320 x 240>43 fpsh
Image Digitization8 bit (0 - 255 Digits) or
12 bit (0 - 4095 Digits)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio≥62 dB
Exposure Range20 µs - 1 s
Gain Range1x - 16x
Image Capture ModesSingle Frame, Continuous, Hardware Triggered
Sensor Distance to Front
Filter HolderSurfacei
14.0 mm (0.55")
Interfaces
Trigger InputTTL Level , BNC Jack
Trigger Delay42 µs - 1 s, Programmable
PC InterfaceHigh Speed USB 2.0
General
Operating Temperature5 to 35 °C
Storage Temperature-40 to 70 °C
Physical Size (H x W x D)80 mm x 80 mm x 36.5 mm
Including Base Plate, Filter Wheel and Filters
Weight310 g
Mounting1/4"-20 (M6) and 8-32 (M4) Taps on Bottom,
8-32 (M4) Tap on Side
Power Supply2.4 W, USB Bus Powered
SafetyCE Compliant
  • Lumigenコーティングの設計範囲。感度は1100 nmまでありますが、コーティング無しのBC106N-VIS/Mに比べ、不均一性と雑音が増加します。 付属のUV NDフィルタは波長域220 nm以上に対応。
  • @200 nm、ただしビーム径およびNDフィルタに依存。
  • @550 nm、ただしビーム径およびNDフィルタに依存。
  • 当社のビームプロファイラの損傷閾値データは現在ご用意できておりません。 パルスレーザとご使用の場合、安全な上限をご確認いただく手順として次の方法を推奨しています: ビームプロファイラを最大積分時間に設定(つまり露光時間を1 sに設定)。 ソフトウェアパッケージのプロファイルウィンドウを見ながら信号が約50%の強度になるまでパワーをゆっくりと上昇させます このパワー値を10倍にします。 これがビームプロファイラを安全にお使いいただくための平均パルスレーザーパワーの上限です。
  • ARコーティング付フィルタは波長範囲350 nm~700 nm用が1セットと、650 nm~1050 nm用が1セット付属しています。 詳細およびコーティング曲線については「NDフィルタ」タブをご参照ください。
  • これらのフィルタは、BC106N-UV/Mの上限波長域350 nm付近でのご使用に適しています。 詳細については「NDフィルタ」タブ内をご参照ください。
  • このフィルタの非反射面に施されているARコーティングによって、仕様の波長範囲における平均反射率は<0.25%です。 この範囲外でもフィルタは減衰しますが(「ND フィルタ」タブ参照)、ARコーティングは同じように機能しません。
  • PCのプロセッサやグラフィックアダプタの性能に大きく依存します。
  • こちらをクリックすると、センサの位置とビームプロファイラ筐体の各面からの距離が記載されている図面をご覧いただけます。

全ての技術データは、温度25±5°C、相対湿度45±15%の条件下で有効です。

ND(減衰)フィルタ

各CCDカメラビームプロファイラには、6つのNDフィルタが付属しています。 吸収型NDフィルタには、両面に反射防止(AR)コーティングが施されており、BC106N-UV/Mに付属する反射型NDフィルタは、非反射面側にのみARコーティングが施されています。 30 arcminuteのウェッジが採用されているため、フィルタの内部反射によって発生するビームプロファイルの干渉効果を減少させます。 下のプロット図はフィルタの減衰量特性(dB表示)です。 また(減衰率に対応する)透過率(%表示)の生データも各フィルターセット毎にご用意しております。

ND Filters Included with BC106N-UV(/M)
TypeReflectiveAbsorptive
AR Coating Wavelength Range220 nm to 340 nma350 nm to 700 nmb
Nominal Filter Attenuation20 dB30 dB40 dB20 dB30 dB40 dB
Item #NDUV520BNDUV530BNDUV540BNE520B-ANE530B-AN/Ac
Filter Wheel Position123456
  • フィルタのARコーティング付き非反射面側の平均反射率は、記載の波長範囲内で<0.25%です。 フィルタはこの波長範囲外においても(下のプロット図に示されている通り)光を減衰させますが、ARコーティングは波長範囲外では同じような性能を発揮しません。
  • この波長範囲はARコーティングの最適性能を発揮できる範囲です。 これらのフィルタはBC106N-UV/Mの波長範囲上限付近で使用するために付属しています(カメラが可視光の短波長側にも感度があるため)。 フィルタはこの波長範囲外においても(下のプロット図に示されている通り)光を減衰させますが、ARコーティングの波長範囲外の性能については規定していません。
  • このフィルタは別売りしておりません。

BC106N-UV/M

BC106N-UV/Mには、3つの吸収型フィルタと3つの反射型フィルタの合計6つのNDフィルタが付属しています。 3つの反射型NDフィルタの非反射面には、220~340 nm帯域のARコーティングが施されています。 BC106N-UV/Mのカメラは可視光短波長側にも感度があるため(「仕様」タブの相対感度曲線をご参照ください)、両面にARコーティングが施されている3つの吸収型NDフィルタが付属し、最大波長域350 nm付近でご使用できるようになっています。

 
ND Filters Included with BC106N-VIS(/M)
TypeAbsorptiveAbsorptive
AR Coating Wavelength Range350 nm to 700 nm650 nm to 1050 nm
Nominal Filter Attenuation20 dB40 dB60 dB20 dB40 dB60 dB
Item #NE520B-AN/AaNE560B-ANE520B-BN/AaNE560B-B
Filter Wheel Position123456
  • このフィルタは別売りしておりません。

BC106N-VIS/M

BC106N-VIS/Mには、6つの吸収型NDフィルタが付属しています。 フィルタの両面にARコーティングが施されており、3つのフィルタは350 nm~700 nm、その他の3つには650~1050 nm用です。

 
Neutral Density Filter Loss Curves
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Click for Raw Data
上のグラフはBC106N-UV(/M)に付属している6つのフィルタの減衰量の波長特性を示しています。 吸収型フィルタは、BC106N-UV(/M)の動作波長範囲の上限である350 nm付近でのご使用時に適用することをお勧めいたします。
Neutral Density Filter Loss Curves
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Click for Raw Data
上のグラフはBC106N-VIS(/M)に付属する6つのフィルタの減衰量の波長特性を示しています。
 
Neutral Density Filter Loss Curves
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上のグラフは、BC106N-UV(/M)に付属する反射型NDフィルタのARコーティングの特性例です。 コーティングは青い波長領域内で0.25%未満の平均反射率を実現するよう設計されています。
Neutral Density Filter Loss Curves
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上のグラフはBC106N-VIS(/M)に付属する3つのフィルタ、ならびにBC106N-UV(/M)に付属する3つの吸収型のNDフィルタのARコーティングの特性例です。 コーティングは規定のコーティング範囲内で0.5%未満の平均反射率を実現するよう設計されています。 コーティングの特性についての詳細がこちらでご覧になれます。
Neutral Density Filter Loss Curves
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グラフはBC106N-VIS(/M)に付属する3つのフィルタのARコーティングの特性例です。 コーティングは指定のARコーティング範囲内で0.5%未満の平均反射率を実現するよう設計されています。 コーティングの特性についての詳細がこちらでご覧になれます。

トリガ入力

BNC メス型

BNC Female

 -0.5 V ... +6.5 V。入力インピーダンス > 100 kΩ

PC接続

USB型Mini-Bコネクタ

USB Type Mini B

USB型Mini-Bコネクタ-A型ケーブルが付属します。

 

メインウィンドウ

Beam Profiler General Window
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GUIのメインウィンドウは、メニューバー、ツールバー、ステータスバー、ならびに複数のウィンドウを表示できるフレームで構成されています。上のメインウィンドウのバージョンでは以下のパネルが表示されています:ビーム設定、計算結果、2次元投影および3次元プロファイル。ビーム設定パネルでは全ての重要な情報を1つのパネル内に表示します。このパネルはメインウィンドウから別のモニタなどに移動させることが可能です。

BC106Nシリーズビームプロファイラ用ソフトウェアBeam

  • レイアウトの調整可能なGUI:別の測定結果を表示したウィンドウの
    作業スペース内での再配置やサイズ変更が可能
  • ビームプロファイルの2次元および3次元表示
    • ピーク、重心、断面プロファイルなどをオーバーレイ表示可能
    • 3次元表示は全方向回転が可能
  • ISO 11146に準拠したM²および広がり角の測定法
  • データのエクスポート:
    • 測定結果はWindowsからフォーマットを変えてエクスポート可能
    • 連続データ保存
  • 合否試験(Pass/Fail)用の合否パラメータのカスタマイズや固定、記憶が可能
  • 光パワーの校正により絶対パワー測定が可能
  • TSP01をサポートしているため、長時間測定中における温度ログの取得が可能

当社のカメラ型ビームプロファイラ、スリット走査型光ビームプロファイラならびにM²測定システムは、すべて当社のソフトウェアパッケージBeamを使用しています。下のスクリーンショットでは、当社のカメラ型ビームプロファイラに使用した際に可能なビームプロファイルの2次元投影、ビームの安定性および位置測定などの主要な特長と測定モードを表示しています。M²測定用増設セット(下記掲載)をシステムに追加すると、ソフトウェアによるM²およびビーム広がり角の測定も可能になります。

最新版のソフトウェアパッケージBeamは、「ソフトウェア」のタブからダウンロードいただけます。

ビームプロファイルの2次元投影

Beam Profiler 2D View
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この2次元投影グラフはビームプロファイラから得られるイメージを表示していますが、これは関心領域(ROI)における光出力の強度分布を示しています。左側に並んでいるボタンでイメージの保存、xyスケールの表示/非表示の切替え、重心またはピーク位置の表示などができ、またイメージに重ねてビームの楕円近似曲線を表示することができます。

計算結果

計算結果のウィンドウでは、ビーム幅、重心およびピーク位置、光パワー、楕円率、ビームプロファイルのフィッティングパラメータなど、ソフトウェアによる計算結果を表示します。このパネルには合否試験の結果も表示されます。各パラメータに対して、判定基準となる最大または最小値を設定できます。計算終了後は、それらの結果をtxt、csvまたはxls形式で保存できます。 測定結果、図表やデバイスデータを1つずつ保存する機能に加え、一連の測定結果を自動的に連続保存する機能もあります。

ビームの安定性

Beam Stability
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ビームの安定性ウィンドウでは、安定性の時間変化を記録し表示します。表示オプションでは、重心位置、重心の最終プロット位置、ローリング平均した重心位置、基準位置、最小包含円などの表示が可能です。

重心およびピーク位置のプロット

Plot Position
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このウィンドウでは、X、Yのピーク位置および重心位置の時間変化を表示できます。

M2測定

M² Measurements
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ビーム径とビームウエスト位置は、M²解析実行後に表示されます。 注: この機能は、M²解析システムがPCに接続されているときのみ有効です。

広がり角の測定

Divergence Measurements
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ビームの広がり角は、M²解析実行後に表示されます。 注: この機能は、M²解析システムがPCに接続されているときのみ有効です。
System Requirements
Operating SystemWindows® 7 (32 Bit), 7 x64 Edition (64 Bit)
8.1 (32 Bit), 8.1 x64 Edition (64 Bit),
10 (32 Bit), or 10 x64 Edition (64 Bit)
ConnectivityUSB 2.0 High Speed Port
Monitor Resolution1024 x 758 Pixel (Min),
≥16 Bit Color Depth
Processor (CPU)MinimumPentium 4 (2.6 GHz Min),
Intel or A64 3000+ AMD (3.0 GHz Min)
RecommendedIntel Core 2 i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 (3.0 GHz Min) 
Memory (RAM)Minimum4.0 GB RAM
Recommended8.0 GB RAM
Graphics AdapterRequiredOpenGL (Specification GLX 1.3 Up)
MinimumRadeon: X100 Series ≥X850, 
X1000 Series ≥X1600, HD Series ≥2400;
Geforce: 7 Series ≥7600,
8 Series ≥8500, 9 Series ≥9600;
Quadro: FX Series ≥FX770M
RecommendedRadeon: HD Series ≥7000;
Geforce: GTX Series ≥500;

ビームプロファイラ用ソフトウェアパッケージ

ソフトウェアパッケージBeamは、下のSoftwareのボタンをクリックすればダウンロードができます。 ソフトウェアのダウンロードページには、LabVIEW、Visual C++、Visual C#、Visual Basicを使用して当社のビームプロファイラとインターフェイスさせるためのリファレンスプログラミングノートもご用意しております。詳細やリンク先についてはソフトウェアダウンロードページの「Programming Reference」のタブをご覧ください。

特長

  • 設定パネル中央に全ての重要な情報を表示
  • 計算結果パネルはカスタマイズ可能
    • 測定パラメータは個別に非表示可能
    • 行の高さ調節が可能
    • 強化されたビームの安定性ウィンドウでは、重心位置の
      全軌跡を包含する最小包含円の測定および表示が可能
  • アライメントウィザードを使用してM2測定システムM2MSの
    正確なアライメントが可能
  • 英語、ドイツ語、中国語の設定が可能

ソフトウェア

バージョン 7.0.4133.305 (2017年11月14日)

32ビットならびに64ビット版Windows対応スタンダードパッケージ完全版です。標準的な用途でデバイスを動作させる際のドライバならびにグラフィカルユーザーインターフェイスが付属します。

Software Download
Item #Beam ProfilerFilter Wheel with Neutral Density FiltersAccessories
BC106N-UV(/M)Camera Beam Profiler for 190 - 350 nmReflective ND Filters (240 nm - 350 nm AR Coating on Back Surface):
20 dB, 30 dB, 40 dB
Absorptive ND Filters with Coating for 350 - 700 nm:a
20 dB, 30 dB, 40 dB

A to Mini B USB 2.0 Cable,
1.5 m
Quick Start Guide

BC106N-VIS(/M)Camera Beam Profiler for 350 - 1100 nmAbsorptive ND Filters with Coating for 350 - 700 nm:
20 dB, 40 dB, 60 dB
Absorptive ND Filters with Coating for 650 - 1050 nm:
20 dB, 40 dB, 60 dB
  • これらのフィルタは、UV波長用の設計になっていないため、BC106N-UV/Mの上限波長域350 nm付近でのご使用に適しています。

Posted Comments:
user  (posted 2019-11-18 11:18:19.15)
Hi,Has this BC106N-VIS beam profiler an angular dependence, and where is the cutoff ? Is there a degradation of the flux measured for a beam tilted off of 0° from vertical incidence ?
dpossin  (posted 2019-11-25 06:12:32.0)
Hello Gregory, Thank you for your feedback. The accepted incidence angle depends on the aperture size. For collimated beams the angles are: 9° @ 9mm aperture, 12° @ 6mm aperture and 14° @ 3mm aperture. The divergence angle has an influence too. I am reaching out to you in order to discuss your inquiry more in detail.
851308587  (posted 2019-03-07 15:11:06.71)
Hi,Does this CCD have a step format that can be downloaded?Where can I find it in his website?
mmcclure  (posted 2019-03-07 08:48:57.0)
Hello, thank you for contacting us. You can view and download the CAD PDF, STEP, and many other files by clicking on the red "Docs" icon to the left of the item number near "Add to Cart".
patrick_lee  (posted 2019-02-16 18:25:07.61)
Hi, is 20dB, 40dB, 60dB equals to OD2, OD4 and OD6 respectively ?
wskopalik  (posted 2019-02-21 02:01:42.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry! Yes, this is correct. An attenuation of 20 / 40 / 60 dB equals an optical density (OD) of 2 / 4 / 6. You can see the complete attenuation diagrams of the ND filters which are used in these beam profilers on the website in the tab "ND Filters". I will contact you directly to provide further assistance.
Yahya.elsayed  (posted 2018-11-26 19:06:57.917)
Same as comments below worked great then suddenly software doesnt pick up the camera after reconnecting in case a usb is removed.
nreusch  (posted 2018-11-30 08:36:50.0)
This is a response from Nicola at Thorlabs. Thank you for your inquiry. I have seen that you also contacted your local Tech Support group, who already provided further assistance. In this case, it seems like the beam profiler needs to be repaired.
thomas.schnider  (posted 2018-10-10 12:20:41.923)
Hi Thorlabs Team, In addtion to all the great feature the beam software has, it would be very usefull to have a video capture function. Currently what I do as a workaround is using a screen recorder software. Appreciated if you internally discuss my suggestion.
nreusch  (posted 2018-10-16 05:53:41.0)
This is a response from Nicola at Thorlabs. Thank you for your suggestion and for sharing your workaround! We might not be able to implement that in the near future, but I will contact you directly to better understand the requirements of your specific application.
ccheng  (posted 2018-08-06 12:28:39.393)
Hi, The beam image exhibits a "scratch" on one of our cameras. I am wondering how to take apart to inspect the array or the back side of the #1 attenuator. Could you send me an instruction? Thanks a lot.
swick  (posted 2018-08-08 06:08:17.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for the inquiry. In order to inspect the backside of the ND Filters you can remove the ND- Filter Wheel. Instructions for this can be found in the manual at chapter 3.2. I contacted you directly for further assistance.
emanuele.polino  (posted 2018-07-04 16:31:07.09)
Dear Thorlabs team, We have a BC106N-VIS/M , and since now, after months, it worked well. Yesterday we disconnected the camera from pc and reconnecting it just after, the camera can't be seen by the software. We tried with different computers, connection cables, and reinstalled softwares, but the device, although it is visible in the pc it is not seen in the software, neither when we try to refresh ''Device Selection''. Light is green. Have you any suggestion to solve this problem?
swick  (posted 2018-07-06 04:21:52.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for the inquiry. I contacted you directly for troubleshooting.
gdamerose  (posted 2018-02-07 10:49:41.99)
Dear Thorlabs team, I ordered a BC106N-UV last june, and since it worked great on same laptop computer. But today, I cannot mahe it work. When I open software no informations is displayed in ''Beam Profiler Information'' nether when I try to refresh ''Device Selection''. I tried different USB cables, 3 PCs and software update from last november found on your website. Light is green and driver seems to install correctly. Is it a call for a RMA, please help, thank you.
wskopalik  (posted 2018-02-08 03:04:52.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry! I will contact you directly to provide further assistance with this issue. We will probably need to make an RMA in this case.
himics.laszlo  (posted 2017-11-17 12:12:09.42)
The recently ordered BC106N-VIS/M is not working properly. First, it was hard to install (the connection between notebook and device was feasible only on the 3rd computer). Secondly, it regularly loses the connection with Thorlabs Beam 7.0 software and to reconnect takes more than 1 hour or even it is not possible for a long time. What can be wrong? In my opinion, it is due to some electronic contact problem, but I am not sure.
wskopalik  (posted 2017-11-22 03:29:45.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry! Issues like this can be caused if the beam profiler doesn't get enough power from the USB port which can e.g. be due to a bad USB cable or also an issue with the USB port. I will contact you directly to troubleshoot this issue in more detail.
tim.cyr  (posted 2017-10-25 16:34:05.203)
Where can a find a downloadable spec/user manual for the BC106 beam profiler? I see the web pages, but I don't see any links to any downloadable documentation (other than the software). I don't want to be a slave to the web or have to download all the charts and such piecemeal.
wskopalik  (posted 2017-10-26 05:53:01.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. You can find all the available documents when you click on the red document icon left of the part number in the overview tab of this website. This will open a pop-up window with links to the documents. For all other products on the website this is the same. I will also contact you directly.
dmkim  (posted 2017-10-03 14:59:41.893)
On a new windows 7 install, I get the error on ver 7 when I try to launch it for the first time: "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close the application". Also tried ver 6.2b.
swick  (posted 2017-10-05 03:39:46.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for the inquiry. I have contacted you directly for troubleshooting.
user  (posted 2017-07-24 10:58:06.493)
More mounting options would be nice. It's difficult to use the BC106N with any kind of lens tube or cage system. The other cameras are nicer in that regard. The BC106N is overkill for a lot of beam measurements, but unfortunately it's the only windowless camera you have and the only one that works with your beam profiling software (I think).
swick  (posted 2017-07-28 03:21:45.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for the feedback. At the time for BC106N, lens tubes and cage systems can only be attached via SM05 thread at the filter wheel. We offer some cameras with removable window (e.g. DCC1545M or DCU223M), however, at the time it can not be used with our Beam Profiler software. We will internally discuss your suggestions.
itay.bloch.m  (posted 2017-07-09 16:53:37.353)
Dear Thorlabs, I have the BC106N-VIS/M, and I have ecountered a simple yet very annoying problem when using the product. The cable provided with the product is rather short, and when I try to use an extending cable- the connection either doesn't work, or is only able to pass frame per 0.5 sec (instead of at least 10 frames per sec). I have tried dozens of different extention cables, as well as more elaborate ones that have additional power input-but to no avail. I have the same problem with my beam profiler (BP209-vis/M). I was wondering whether you have an official USB extention cord, or can give me another solution. Thanks and Best Regards
wskopalik  (posted 2017-07-10 05:14:44.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. The camera as well as the scanning slit beam profilers are indeed quite sensitive when it comes to the USB connection. We have a longer USB cable which is normally included with the M2 measurement system and has been tested with these profilers. It has a length of 3.0 m as opposed to the included cable which is only 1.5 m long. I will contact you directly to send you cables of this type for the profilers you have. We will also change the bill of material for these profilers so the longer cable will be included in the future.
asha  (posted 2017-06-25 21:13:32.27)
The price of the equipment is listed to be $4,295.00. Does this price cover the software cost also. Thanks
wskopalik  (posted 2017-06-26 04:16:31.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. The software for Thorlabs' beam profilers is free of charge. You can download it here on the website in the tab "Software". It works with our camera profilers as well as our scanning slit profilers. I have contacted you directly to provide further assistance.
dirk.lorenser  (posted 2016-12-23 14:42:26.017)
I used to have a Spiricon beamprofiler with a Si image sensor which surprisingly worked quite well beyond the 1100nm bandgap limit for Silicon due to some weird parasitic effects in the semiconductor. The responsivity was much lower than in the wavelength range below 1100nm but we used it successfully to beam profile at 1300nm wavelengths for OCT systems. Have you ever tested if your CCD also responds to 1300nm beams ? The parasitic responsivity drops off quite sharp around 1320nm, so you need to test a light source that has some spectral power below 1320nm.
wskopalik  (posted 2016-12-23 08:14:11.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you for the inquiry. The BC106N-VIS has been tested at 1310nm. It still has a slight responsivity there which is however orders of magnitude lower than in the specified range (i.e. 350 - 1100 nm). Beams with enough power could still be measured, but we can't tell how accurate these measurements would be. For accurate measurements we cannot recommend to use the BC106N profilers outside of their specified wavelength ranges. I have contacted you directly to discuss this in more detail.
songminsoo  (posted 2016-10-07 15:51:08.727)
Few months ago, I bought BC106N-VIS/M through Korea vendor 'AInnoTech'. Untill last week, we didn't use it, and this week we tried to use it after install S/W ver.6.2. But we got a trouble. This S/W can't display 2D or 3D image. When detector is illuminated by laser beam which has 1 mm of diameter, only measurement in X-axis work well, not in Y-axis. In Y-axis, S/W shows that it is ~6 mm of diameter everytime. If the laser beam is rotated by 90 degree, even S/W shows that 1 mm diameter in X-axis, and 6 mm diamter in Y-axis. Please let me know the solution.
swick  (posted 2016-10-07 03:17:19.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for the inquiry. The software of our Beam Profilers, Thorlabs Beam, can display beam profiles in 2D and 3D. For this please see manual on page 59 and 61. I have contacted you directly for troubleshooting and assistance.
425216406  (posted 2016-08-18 15:43:45.44)
Dear Thorlabs-Team, as requested in a previous post: I would like to read out the BC106N-VIS from MATLAB. Would you mind to send me some information on how to read out the beam profiler via a serial connection (or otherwise). If you do not have MATLAB code available I also appreciate any general input on how to do it (or C/C++ code). Thanks very much in advance! Newman
swick  (posted 2016-08-18 04:48:19.0)
This is are response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately we have no MATLAB example code available at the time but can provide codes for other applications which can be converted with the beam profiler driver and commands to a beam profiler suitable application. We will contact you directly to provide more information on how to do that and send you an example code in C_sharp.
clesch  (posted 2016-05-24 14:05:16.643)
Dear Madam or Sir, I'd like to know whether it is possible to measure the beam profile in real time, or at least get an estimate in real time, with this product and if, at which speed (i.e. framerate). Kind regards Clemens Schäfermeier DTU Physics
shallwig  (posted 2016-05-25 03:19:56.0)
This is are response from Stefan at Thorlabs. Thank you for your inquiry. It is possible to measure the beam profile in real time. We specify for the camera a maximum frame rate of 10 fps at full resolution (1360 x 1024 pixel). At 640 x 480 pix >27 fps and at 320 x 240 pix >43 fps. Please note that these frame rates are highly depending on PC processor and graphic adapter performance. I will contact you directly to discuss your application in more detail.
sean-mattingly  (posted 2016-02-29 14:09:09.023)
First of all, this beam profiler is great. Excellent software API and resolution at the price. Newport doesn't even offer an API of this scale for their profilers! I have a technical question about using the software API of this beam profiler. Does there exist a solution in which I can readout using a C or C++ API results from the camera while the included Thorlabs Beam program is running? I have implemented a process which uses Windows RPC in order to acquire laser data remotely with this beam profiler, using the static .libs in IVI Foundation. Unfortunately, when this program is open, the beam profiler cannot be connected to with Thorlabs Beam, since my C++ RPC server has made its own connection. As a result, I must shut down my RPC server in order to view the beam using Thorlabs Beam. I ask since I would like to be able to monitor the beam profiler data in real time while I am pulling it. Perhaps there is a shared memory .dll file the Thorlabs Beam program uses I could dynamically link to?
shallwig  (posted 2016-03-03 09:22:32.0)
This is a response from Stefan at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your feedback and your inquiry. It is only possible controlling the beam profiler from one program instance at the same time. But it is possible to stream the calculation results by using the “network variables”. This feature is a data interface for handing over to an external program environment the following parameters: saturation, total power, centroid positions X and Y, 4-sigma width X and Y. The “Sequential Saving” feature also allows you to save images which could be used in another program environment for further analysis. This way the GUI can be used while pulling data at the same time. I will contact you directly to check which data you need and check your application in more detail.
john.sandford-oneill  (posted 2016-02-25 10:27:15.233)
I have a problem with this beam profiler/accompanying software. When saving a 2D projection the images do not have the same number of pixels as the size of the CCD even though the full size of the detector is selected. Are the images being scaled? This makes it difficult to analyse these images in other software.
shallwig  (posted 2016-02-25 11:26:27.0)
This is a response from Stefan at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. The images saved directly from the 2D projection window get scaled but you can also save the raw images by using the export function. It is described in the manual on page 74 how to do that. http://www.thorlabs.com/thorcat/MTN/BC106N-UV-Manual.pdf Here you can select between . raw .bmp and . tiff to save the true data for further analysis. I will contact you directly to check if you have any further questions.
tabitha.a.joiner  (posted 2016-02-10 09:12:50.083)
Where is this product manufactured? I need to comply with the Buy American Act.
shallwig  (posted 2016-02-11 06:27:35.0)
This is a response from Stefan at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. The Camera as well as the Slit beam profilers get manufactured in Germany. I will contact directly to check any further questions.
fcouweleers  (posted 2015-12-14 10:25:07.997)
the specs say that the distance from sensor distance to surface is 16.7mm but also that it is 6.65"? the drawing says that the distance is 12.2mm?
shallwig  (posted 2015-12-14 09:10:41.0)
This is a response from Stefan at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your feedback. The distance in the Specs on our website is a typo. The correct distance is 12.2mm as shown in the drawing. We will correct that. I will contact you and check if you have any further questions.
wchill  (posted 2015-09-30 21:27:46.013)
I'm having a recognition problem with my BC-106VIS (the older type with 4 filter slots on the wheel). It has worked for months (including this morning), but now the BEAM 6.0 software does not recognize the device. My computer does- it is plugged in and has power (the light is on), and if I go into Windows Device Manager it recognizes the device as "BC106 Camera Beam Profiler". I've restarted the computer, and at the request of a technical representative via phone, I've uninstalled and reinstalled the software and drivers with no luck. Only one time I received an error message regarding an issue with device firmware (unfortunately I did not write down the message). Is there a way to update the firmware beyond the method listed in the manual (for hot pixel correction)? I cannot access the device manager in Beam 6.0 since the device is not recognized by the software, so I need to update the firmware using a different method. Thanks!
shallwig  (posted 2015-10-01 09:08:54.0)
This is a response from Stefan at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your feedback and please apologize the problems you face your BC106 Camera Beam Profiler. I will contact you directly to troubleshoot this in more detail.
ian.howard  (posted 2015-08-12 11:24:11.863)
Have a problem with hot Pixel correction. Using Thorlabs Beam Software with newly purchased BC106N, the Firmware Version of the camera is recognized as 13.13. The Manual states that 13.20 is required for hot Pixel correction. However the Software allows me to use/start correction then throws up an error rather than offering me a link to upgrade Firmware. How can I upgrade Firmware manually to resolve this problem? Thanks
shallwig  (posted 2015-08-12 09:55:21.0)
This is a response from Stefan at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. I am sorry for the problems you face with our beam profiler here. For beam profilers with FW 13.13 installed the firmware update dialog is supposed to pop up when you check the hot pixel correction in the software as described in the manual on page 61 and click “update Firmware”. I will contact you directly to check the error message which pops up in your case and how this can be solved.
yongsoo.lee  (posted 2015-06-18 01:02:51.75)
I bought your CCD camera OS of my pc is windows7 64bit. After installing the SW, runtime error r6030 was happend. How can I solve this problem.
shallwig  (posted 2015-06-18 05:47:32.0)
This is a response from Stefan at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry and pleas apologize the problems you face with the beam profiler software. The runtime error r6030 can occur on Japanese and Chinese operating systems when Microsoft office is installed. This error is caused by changing the input method editor (IME) after installation of MSOffice 2010. In the manual on page 143 http://www.thorlabs.de/thorcat/MTN/BC106N-UV-Manual.pdf you can find a screenshot showing how to resolve this by setting the IME back to standard Microsoft IME. I will contact you directly to troubleshoot this in more detail.
johan.stigwall  (posted 2015-06-15 18:05:42.657)
Hi, just like the previous poster I would also like to read out the beam profiler image using Matlab.
shallwig  (posted 2015-06-17 06:22:47.0)
This is a response from Stefan at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. Unfortunately there is no MATLAB example code available so far but we have codes for other applications which can be converted with the beam profiler driver and commands to a beam profiler suitable application. We will contact you directly to provide you with more information how to do that in detail.
alexludwig.klein  (posted 2015-05-09 02:01:00.093)
Dear Thorlabs-Team, as requested in a previous post: I would like to read out the BC106N-VIS from MATLAB. Would you mind to send me some information on how to read out the beam profiler via a serial connection (or otherwise). If you do not have MATLAB code available I also appreciate any general input on how to do it (or C/C++ code). Thanks very much in advance! Alexander
tschalk  (posted 2015-05-11 05:26:33.0)
This is a response from Thomas at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. After installing the beam software you can find a C example in the following location of your computer: C:\Program Files (x86)\IVI Foundation\VISA\WinNT\TLBC1\Examples. A Matlab code is currently not available but i will contact you directly with more detailed information.
n.bayarjargal  (posted 2015-03-03 02:47:59.75)
Dear Thorlabs, I would like to report on malfunctioning of the software version 6. 1. I wanted to save image by using File -> Export device data when the Device setting window is open, unfortunately, this results in sudden close of the whole software. Hoping that you could fix this error, I'm sending the error message which is "ThorlabsBeamApplication.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close." Error codes are: AppVer: 6.0.785.2502 ModName: bc1source.dll ModVer: 6.0.785.2502 Offset: 000086f0 This never happened to previous versions such as 4.0. When Device setting window is closed, Export device data works well. But it is useful to have them both open which was the case in V4.0. 2. When I try to save image by using Save in 2D Projection window, it re-scales and save the image. This is not acceptable and completely misleading when you want to have the raw data of your experiment. I think it should save the raw data or at least you could give us option to choose. 3. Can you please tell me how the Spectrum color scale correlates to the Gray scale image? Apparently your the Spectrum color scaling doesn't match with Matlab jet color scale. So when you accidentally obtain image with Spectrum color scale, there is no way to convert it to Gray scale. Thank you very much for your help in advance. Sincerely, Bayarjargal
shallwig  (posted 2015-03-09 04:41:43.0)
This is a response from Stefan at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your feedback. The sudden close of the software when using the export device function with open device setting window is a bug we fixed already. I will send you a link from where you can download a version where this bug is fixed. To your second inquiry, we are working on a new implementation which will allow you to save the 2D projection without this reescalation. So that you can choose between raw data and a rescaled image as you suggested. Thank you for this hint. Regarding your third inquiry, you can find under the following path C:\Program Files\Thorlabs\Beam\LUTs .lut files which are ordinary text file with nine columns and 256 rows. The first three columns have 256 entries, the last six columns only 129. Each value represents a 8 bit intensity (0- 255) of R(ed), G(reen) and B(lue), respectively. The first three columns represent the linear scale of a user-made color scale, the next three columns the logarithmic scale and the last three columns the quad scale. In the software in the application settings you can choose the color scale and between logarithmic, linear and Quad (see page 73 in the manual http://www.thorlabs.com/thorcat/MTN/BC106N-UV-Manual.pdf) From the corresponding .lut file you can copy the RGB values into a new .txt file and make the grey scale assignment for each pixel. Thank you again for this valuable feedback, I have contacted you directly to discuss your inquiries in more detail.
smh231  (posted 2014-12-01 16:28:50.85)
I have the same issue as described below on labview 2013 (windows 7) the beam software works correctly but on running the labview sample software no devices are detected (with the beam software off). Any assistance would be appreciated.
shallwig  (posted 2014-12-02 05:21:10.0)
This is a response from Stefan at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. We have contacted you directly to troubleshoot this problem.
alexkorom  (posted 2013-07-02 20:40:52.173)
alexkorom@gmail.com tschalk please send me Labview VI sample for Thorlabs Beam 5.0 BC-106-vis, Poster: tschalk Posted Date: 2013-01-04 11:53:00.0 This is a response from Thomas at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. If you are using the software Thorlabs Beam 4.0 than the LabVIEW VIs are located here: C:\Users\User\Documents\Thorlabs\Thorlabs Beam\Samples\ThorlabsBeamSampleLabView. If you are using the advanced beta version I can send the VIs via email.
tschalk  (posted 2013-07-03 05:41:00.0)
This is a response from Thomas at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. I will send you the VIs via email.
user  (posted 2013-06-27 10:10:41.85)
- Version 5.0 The software is not being able to calibrate saturation level on its own. It was better in 4.0, but now I how to decrease exp.t manually so that the sensor is not saturated. - When saving images with "export" from File menu, It automatically disables the use of all other menus. I think I should be able to toggle between saving pop up screen and other pop ups simultaneously without closing the saving pop-up.
tschalk  (posted 2013-07-02 05:15:00.0)
This is a response from Thomas at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. If you enable the function "auto exposure control" the exposure time is set automatically by the software. Regarding the file export, we will enable the functionality to toggle between the saving screen and other screens in future versions of the beam software. If you have any additional questions please contact me under europe@thorlabs.com.
hbhudi  (posted 2013-04-29 22:38:19.017)
I meet a problem after using it for a while. The software 'Thorlabs Beams 5.0' shows 'the device has been moved' whenever I start to configure the 'device setting'. Can you help me out of this? Thanks
jvigroux  (posted 2013-04-30 11:50:00.0)
a response from Julien at Thorlabs: thank you for your message. This error could have several potential origin and could be related either to a hardware problem or to a software one. I will contact you directly to help solving the problem.
john.f.burris  (posted 2013-03-19 10:32:03.887)
I have a bc-106-uv beam profiler and would like to know what the maximum peak power/ per pulse energy is for beams incident on the 40dB filter and the bare detector. The ranges given in 7.4.1(p149) and on the chart in 3.4.9 (p75) appear to be for CW and not pulsed operation. John Burris Code 694 Goddard Space Flight Center
jlow  (posted 2013-03-21 16:10:00.0)
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: Unfortunately we do not have data about the damage threshold for pulsed lasers. We will get in contact with you to discuss about your application in more detail.
hadi.abidin  (posted 2013-02-11 15:14:50.523)
Is the BC106-VIS+ M² Beam analysis can withstand vacuum enviroment(ie 100mBar). Thank you
tschalk  (posted 2013-01-04 11:53:00.0)
This is a response from Thomas at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. If you are using the software Thorlabs Beam 4.0 than the LabVIEW VIs are located here: C:\Users\User\Documents\Thorlabs\Thorlabs Beam\Samples\ThorlabsBeamSampleLabView. If you are using the advanced beta version I can send the VIs via email.
arrow167  (posted 2013-01-04 03:58:00.23)
Where can i find labview drivers for BC106 beam profiler? Could you send me these files to e-mail? Thank you.
jvigroux  (posted 2012-12-03 08:11:00.0)
A response from Julien at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback. We have created a new software version including the plugin also in the debug state. I will send you this version and we will upload it on our website as release candidate in the next few days.
ebenson  (posted 2012-11-28 23:54:13.413)
I have run into a problem trying to use the IBeamProfiler plugin. I am using Qt with mingw, the plugin was compiled in Qt using MSVC. I get an “incompatible plugin” error when trying to load it since Qt requires the plugin to match the application in Qt version, compiler type and release/debug state also. I have installed the LabWindows/CVI runtime (from nilwcvirte2010sp1.exe) but there is no GUI or application that allows me to see or configure the NI variables. Do you have a code snippet in C that shows me how to access the ThorlabsBeam NI variables?
jlow  (posted 2012-08-28 11:39:00.0)
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: We do not have MatLab sample code but we do have a sample code for C++. I will get in contact with you directly on some resources on converting C++ code to MatLab.
danylopfiqui  (posted 2012-08-27 17:05:46.0)
Hello. I would like to operate the BC106-VIS profiler from a windows platform and MATLAB, via USB. I don't understand how to proceed, and the documentation does not help much. I just need to establish a serial port connection, command the camera parameters (expodure time, gain), and trigger picture acquisition and transfer to the computer... how can I do that, or where can I find information ? Thanks, Dany.
jvigroux  (posted 2012-05-29 11:11:00.0)
a response from Julien at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback! There is no direct way to use the software together with another application simultaneously when both of them are connected to the same beam profiler. To palliate this problem, we implemented in the software the possibility to work with NI variables. Those variables can be pushed to a third party program or application when the software is running and can thus be used as an input for further calculations and modifications.
ebenson  (posted 2012-05-28 03:12:58.0)
I am connecting to the camera using the ThorlabsBeamLibrary.dll. To do this the ThorlabsBeamApplication must be shutdown. Is there a way to have both function simultaneously so that I can save data with my custom application and the user can interact with the GUI to setup the experiment (for example a sockets server). As a minimum is there a disconnect button in the ThorlabsBeamApplication to toggle the camera connection state?
jvigroux  (posted 2012-04-20 10:33:00.0)
a response from Julien at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback! the Labview example should normally work fine. In order to help wit the troubleshooting, we would need to know what is the Labview version that you use, and what is the exact error message you get, if you get one. I will contact you directly to check on those point.
stephan.fieberg  (posted 2012-04-20 03:44:14.0)
Hi, I have the same Problem as ville.hautala. In Labview (2010) the ThorlabsBeamLabviewSample.vi usually can't connect to the beamprofiler, although Thorlabs Beam 4.0 can. It once was connected and now I cannot get it connected again.
tcohen  (posted 2012-03-09 19:40:00.0)
Response from Tim at Thorlabs: Thank you for contacting us. I have contacted you directly to troubleshoot.
ville.hautala  (posted 2012-03-09 02:57:21.0)
Hi, I have problem with the LabView VIs. Connecting with Thorlabs Beam 4.0 software to the camera device allways works, but when I try using ThorlabsBeamLabViewSample.vi Labview can't find any devices. I have managed to establish connection to camera and get everything working few times, but most of the times connection cannot be made. Disconnecting camera or rebooting computer does not help. I also tryed 4.1 beta version and Thorlabs beam 4.1 software again works. This time Labview did manage to find camera, but init device failed allways. I'm using Labview 2011. It would be also very good to add all the VIs to ThorlabsBeamLabviewSample.vi to make testing and building own applications easier. It is currently missing all the control VIs like Change Clip Level.
bdada  (posted 2012-02-10 19:03:00.0)
Response from Buki at Thorlabs to Theisen-Kunde: Thank you for your feedback. We have contacted you to provide assistance.
Theisen-Kunde  (posted 2012-02-10 09:05:30.0)
To whom it may concern. The data export from the 2D plot gives always no real data. It looks more like noise signals. Pixel value is OK. On the plot a nice shape is visible. No differences between .txt or .xls. Is it comma or dot for the number value decimal point? Best regards Dirk
jvigroux  (posted 2011-12-12 07:28:00.0)
A response from Julien at Thorlabs to dwy101: Thank you for your message. The latest software version for the beam profiler can be downloaded directly from our beta software page, which is directly accessible form the main product page of the CCD beam profiler. We will contact you directly to send you the different links you need.
jvigroux  (posted 2011-12-12 07:25:00.0)
A response form Julien at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback. The aperture size is indeed to be understood as the sensor size. We will modify the website according to your comments.
user  (posted 2011-12-11 21:20:50.0)
Please clearly state the sensor size, looked around and only found "Maximum Aperture Size" which is ambiguous. Ideally this information would be one of the main bullets.
jvigroux  (posted 2011-11-16 13:11:00.0)
A response from Julien at Thorlabs: Hello! thank you for your message. The latest software version for the beam profiler can be downloaded directly from our beta software page, which is directly accessible form the main product page of the CCD beam profiler. We will contact you directly to send you the different links you need.
dwy101  (posted 2011-11-16 22:23:23.0)
Hello,Dear Julien. I have justly buy a BC106-UV beam profiler and need to use LabView to control the device.i am not familiar with the usage of it, but from the last feedback,i known that only the lastest version software(V4.1.144)can set the exposure time. i am urgently to know how can i get the newest version software. the free down load in your web was only the version 4.0.188.
jvigroux  (posted 2011-09-14 10:58:00.0)
A response from Julien at Thorlabs: Dear Pawel, thank you for your feedback. We have modified the Labview driver so that they now include functions to set the gain and exposure time. Those will be included into our beta software package but this might take a couple of days. I will thus send you the extra VIs per email.
noday  (posted 2011-09-12 14:25:01.0)
Hello, I am using BC106-UV beam profiler and I am very pleased with both the product and the Thorlabs Beam software. However, for my application I need to use LabView to contact with the device and here it does not look so good, unfortunately. Provided LabView drivers cover only small part of the Thorlabs Beam program functionality. The most missing thing is the possibility to control the exposure time and sensor gain, which makes LabView use very difficult. Since the LabView drivers are based on the DLL libraries with no documentation provided, it is also hard to develop drivers by my own. I would be really happy if there was a possibility to control the exposure time (and perhaps gain) from the LabView environment. Best regards, Pawel.
jvigroux  (posted 2011-07-19 14:03:00.0)
A response from Julien at Thorlabs: Dear Bayarjargal, thank you for your feedback! Our software is currently written such that the power display does not dynamically modify the unit range. As a result, even though a power is detected, it can be that the displayed power is zero if the measured power is smaller than the smallest power increment of the power display. The easiest way around this limitation is simply to manually change the unit from mW to dBm. due to the logarithmic nature of this unit, very broad dynamic ranges can be easily displayed. A fix for the limitation you addressed will be implemented in our next software release.
n.bayarjargal  (posted 2011-07-15 04:37:27.0)
Hello, Dear Thorlabs Engineers Currently Im using beam profiler BC106-VIS and I have a problem with power value reading. When I set the power setting to mW, Im not being able to read low level of total power. On 2D projection screen I can see the beam shape, but on the calculation result window the total power value is being 0 all the time. How can I change the setting on software so that I can detect microwatt? I would appriciate if the beam profiler can give a total power value which is close to the accurate value. For more exact value I could use powermeter, but for rough estimation I would love to rely on beam profiler. Have a nice day, Thanks a lot for your help in advance. Sincerely, Bayarjargal Narantsatsralt
jvigroux  (posted 2011-06-03 11:01:00.0)
A response form Julien at Thorlabs: Sorry about this labeling error. We will correct it and include the proper unit in the next software release. Thank you very much for your feedback!
mgrabowski  (posted 2011-06-02 11:38:41.0)
Hi, I have been outputting the data from the Profiler and Ive noticed just a little label issue. The Gaussian Diameter in the program (Calculation Results window) is in units of microns. However, the units stated in the text file output states [%]. That threw me for a loop today, so I thought I would let you know. I dont see any problem with the data, just the label. Thanks!
jjurado  (posted 2011-04-19 11:22:00.0)
Response from Javier at Thorlabs to alee: Thank you very much for contacting us with your request. Below are the answers to your questions: (1) As it possible to sequentially save the data from the x and y plots not just the image? In the version 4.0 it is not possible to sequential save the X-Y-Profile data. We will integrate it with the next version. (2)The software always crashes after 2 to 3 days of operation reporting its lost the camera, could you tell me what might be causing this? Another option for me would be using the hardware trigger and triggering every hour and saving every image instead of continuously sampling and asking the software to save an image every hour, do you think this would solve the problem? One of our engineers will reproduce this behavior and will give feedback if it helps to trigger the camera instead of saving every hour. (3) Is there a way to remove the Gaussian fits from the 2d and 3d profile images? Currently there is not. We will integrate a button to hide the Gaussian fit profile. We will contact you directly once we have finalized testing the beam profiler.
alee  (posted 2011-04-18 18:10:41.0)
Ive been using the new version 4 and have a few questions, 1)Ive been using the sequential saving for images, is it possible to sequentially save the data from the x and y plots not just the image? 2)Im interested in longterm stability and have been using the sequential saving to save 2d and 3d profiles every hour, however the software always crashes after 2 to 3 days of operation reporting its lost the camera, could you tell me what might be causing this? Another option for me would be using the hardware trigger and trigering every hour and saving every image instead of continuosly sampling and asking the softwre to save an image every hour, do you think this would solve the problem? 3) is there a way to remove the gaussian fits from the 2d and 3d profile images Thanks
tor  (posted 2010-11-29 08:13:02.0)
Response from Tor at Thorlabs to Joe: Thank you for your interest in out BC106-UV. I will send you the STEP file shortly.
Joe.Williams  (posted 2010-11-25 09:31:51.0)
Could you please send me a STEP file of the BC106-UV Camera Beam Profiler. Many thanks Joe
jhartmann  (posted 2009-11-18 10:57:23.0)
A response from Juergen at Thorlabs to sgrabtchak: With the current new SW version (2.0), that should work - it seems, you have the predecessor. There is a possibility to export measured (not the fitted!) X and Y profile data. Measured data can be saved either normalized to peak value, where peak is considered 100%, or to the max. available number of values (8 bit = 255 = 100% or at 12bit 4095 = 100%). How to normalize, e.g. "Autoscale to peak", can be adjusted in Application Settings. If you need to save additionally fitted values, we can build that in the next SW version. If you need a download link to 2.0 SW version, please let me know.
sgrabtchak  (posted 2009-11-17 17:39:10.0)
Id like to be able to save raw and calculated data points for X- and Y- profiles. However, I couldnt find an option in the program that would allow me to do it. (I could only save so called "computed results".) Please, let me know if its possible. Serge
jhartmann  (posted 2009-11-13 11:40:43.0)
A response from Juergen at Thorlabs to zhuling: Could you please let me know, what you mean, saying: "However, I can not get the smooth Gaussian profiler as you set in the machine before" Also, please let me know closer details on your lasers (both UV and VIS): - wavelength? - pulsed or CW? - optical power incident to BC106-UV? - beam Ø? - used ND filter? - what is the very problem you experience?
zhuling  (posted 2009-11-10 01:45:48.0)
I have used the profiler (BC106-UV) to measure both the visible laser and the UV laser. However, I can not get the smooth Gaussian profiler as you set in the machine before.
jens  (posted 2009-06-18 18:52:23.0)
A reply from Jens at Thorlabs: Yuri, the sensor itself is comparable to the element used in a CCD camera, it would however be necessary to check in detail the parameters to make sure that this approach will give you the expected results, the beam centroid position is calculated by the software and the software can not be used for the other CCD products since it is designed for the CCD beamprofiler only.
ikompaniets  (posted 2009-06-15 19:53:50.0)
Can I use this hardware and software for: 1. bond this sensor directly to the fiber taper and register regular image like CCD camera? 2.is this software capable to compute regular image centroid as well as laser beams one? 3. Can we use this centroid software with other CCD/CMOS camera from ThorLabs? Please let me know the answers cause we have a project to run.Yuri Kompaniets,Group Leader,Physical Optics Corp.(www.poc.com).Thank you.

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M²測定用増設セット

Item #M2MSM2MS-AL
Wavelength Range400 - 2700 nma250 - 600 nma
Beam Profiler CompatibilitybBC106N-VIS(/M)
BP209-VIS(/M)
BP209-IR(/M)
BP209-IR2(/M)
BC106N-UV(/M)
BP209-VIS(/M)
Translation StageDDSM100/M
Travel Range100 mm
Velocity (Max)500 mm/s
Effective Translation Range200 mm (Total)
±100 mm (from Focal Point)
Lens Focal Length250 mm
Optical Axis Height70 mm
(Without Additional Feet)
M² Measurement Range>1.0 (No Upper Limit)
Typical M² Accuracy±5%
(Depends on Optics and Alignment)
Minimum Detectable Divergence Angle<0.1 mrad
Applicable Light SourcesCW, Pulseda
Typical Measurement Time15 - 30 s
(Depends on Beam Shape and Settings)
General Specifications
Size300 mm x 175 mm x 109 mm
(Without Beam Profiler)
Weight 4.2 kg
(Without Beam Profiler)
  • 使用するビームプロファイラによって異なります。
  • M2MSは旧モデルのビームプロファイラBP10xシリーズにもお使いいただけます。
  • カメラ型プロファイラBC106N対応のM²測定システム
  • 250~600 nmまたは400~2700 nm用ミラー付き
  • カメラ型BC106シリーズならびにスリット走査型BP209シリーズのビームプロファイラ取付け用アダプタが付属
  • アライメントレーザが付属

こちらの増設セットは、お手持ちの当社製ビームプロファイラ(カメラ型およびスリット走査型)を利用して、全自動電動式M²測定システムを構築できるよう設計されています。 M2MSの内部ミラーの波長範囲は400~2700 nm、M2MS-ALについては250~600 nmとなっております。 入力ポートにあるマグネット付きマウントにより、付属のARコーティング付きレンズ(下の枠内参照)が簡単に交換でき、お使いになるレーザ光源用に最適化されたシステムが構成できます。

ビームプロファイラと集光レンズは定位置に固定されます。 M2の測定には、移動範囲200 mm、最高速度500 mm/sを特長とする移動ステージDDSM100/Mに取り付けた可動式レトロリフレクタを使用して光路長を変更します。

M²測定システムの側面にはUSB 2.0ハブが内蔵されており、ビームプロファイラ用のポート、USB接続温度・湿度コントローラTSP01などのデバイス用のポート、そしてPC接続用mini USBポートが含まれています。 システム内の移動ステージもこのハブを経由してパソコンと通信します。 システムは当社のビーム用ソフトウェアパッケージで制御します。このパッケージは、当社のビームプロファイラの制御にも使用され(「ソフトウェア」タブをご覧ください)、ビームに関連する様々な測定を正確に行うことができます。

M2測定システムの筐体は、底部4隅にある高さ0.5 mmの脚で支えられています。 ゴム製ダンピング脚RDF1がセットで付属しています。 5個のM6タップ穴により、4本のダンピング脚で支える構成と3本で支える構成に使用されます。

当社の独立型M²測定システム、およびCCDカメラ型ビームプロファイラを組み込んだM²測定システムの詳細はこちらでご覧いただけます。

M2MS-AL*に付属のレンズ

焦点距離250 mmのレンズを
簡単脱着式プレートCXY1QFに取付け済み:

  • LA4158-UV(245~400 nm対応のARコーティング付き)
  • LA1461-A(350~700 nm対応のARコーティング付き)

*波長が短いUV域用のレンズならびに簡単脱着式プレートCXY1QFを別途販売しております。これらによりシステムのカスタム化が可能です。

M2MS*に付属のレンズ

焦点距離250 mmのレンズを
簡単脱着式プレートCXY1QFに取付け済み:

  • LA1461-A(350~700 nm対応のARコーティング付き)
  • LA1461-B(650~1050 nm対応のARコーティング付き)
  • LA1461-C(1050~1700 nm対応のARコーティング付き)
  • LA5255-D(1650~3000 nm対応のARコーティング付き)

*波長が長い赤外域用のレンズならびに簡単脱着式プレートCXY1QFを別途販売しております。これらによりシステムのカスタム化が可能です。

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