Raptor enters into agreement with Cinogy to market a SWIR Laser Beam Profiling solution

Laser Beam Profile

Laser Beam Profile

26 September 2012

Raptor Photonics Ltd. has entered into an agreement with German company Cinogy to market a SWIR (Short wave infrared) Laser Beam profiling solution.

Raptor’s high performance VISIBLE SWIR camera, the OW1.7-VS-CL-320 features a 320x256 pixel, 30μm x30μm Pixel pitch, high sensitivity InGaAs sensor with visible extension. The camera is peltier cooled, uses a 14 bit A/D converter and offers a standard CameraLink output. It is very easy to use due to the Automatic Gain Control (AGC), image enhancement and built-in 3 points non-uniformity correction (NUC). It allows users to capture images from the visible to the Short Wave Infrared range: 0.4μm to 1.7μm with 500ns to 1/fps exposure time.

The OWL camera offers outstanding performance in the Visible-SWIR range and is ideal for pulsed or CW laser beam profiling, semiconductor inspection, airborne hyperspectral imaging, active imaging and 1.55μm laser line detection. It comes with a powerful Image Analysis Software (XCAP) and a standard CameraLink frame grabber (EPIX).

Olivier Bernard, Sales Director at Raptor comments “Raptor has been offering a SWIR camera for the past few years. The OWL offers scientific grade sensitivity and speed, but in a very compact, rugged and low power consumption industrial grade package.

“We have had a lot of interest from a range of applications, laser beam profiling being one of them. We manufacture OEM camera solutions so we were looking to work with a specialist in Laser Beam Profiling. So we were delighted to develop this in conjunction with Cinogy. Our combined products offer a very exciting seamless solution for laser / diode engineers working in this area”, he continued.

Andy Kaemling, Product Manager at Cinogy comments, “We are very excited to team up with Raptor to offer this solution. They provide a fantastic SWIR camera and we provide a “best in market” beam profiling solution. Our RayCi software allows users to drive the Raptor camera and to analyse beam profiles in under two minutes. It is available as a 32 Bit / 64 Bit version and offers multiple beam profilers support. As well as pixel correction technology, the software offers real-time beam parameter and beam position control and real-time beam width and statistic determination. There is an automatic beam quality M2 tool and the software enables graphical visualizations and analysis functions”.

Raptor Photonics Limited is a global leader and manufacturer of high performance, industrial-grade and extremely rugged ultra low light digital & analogue cameras. Raptor specialises in complete cameras and core engine solutions using CCD, EMCCD, Scientific CMOS and SWIR sensor technology. The extreme low light capability of Raptor’s cameras makes them ideal for day/night surveillance, homeland security and scientific markets. Raptor Photonics Ltd is a registered ISO 9001:2008 company and is headquartered in Larne, Northern Ireland.

For more information visit www.raptorphotonics.com.

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