BladeCam2-XHR – ½" CMOS Beam Profiler System

USB 3.0
Product ID: S-BC2-XHR-ND4

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½" CMOS Beam Profiler System, 190 to 1150* nm

Port-powered USB 3.0


  • 355 to 1150 nm, standard CMOS detector
  • 3.1 Mpixel‚ 2048 x 1536 pixels, 6.5 x 4.9 mm active area
  • 3.2 µm pixels
  • HyperCal™ – Dynamic Noise and Baseline Correction software
  • Port-powered USB 3.0; flexible screw locking 3 m cable; no power brick
  • 10-bit ADC
  • Window-free sensors standard for no fringing
  • Electronic auto-shutter, 40 µs to 1000 ms
  • 1,000:1 SNR (30/60 dB Optical/Electrical)
  • Field-replaceable image sensors
  • M² option – beam propagation analysis, divergence, focus


  • CW** laser profiling
  • Field servicing of lasers and laser-based systems
  • Optical assembly & instrument alignment
  • Beam wander & logging
  • M² measurement with available M2DU stage

* model-dependent

** refer to CMOS Rolling Shutter with Pulsed Lasers Application Note

Please note:

This product requires 64-bit Windows 7, 8/8.1, or 10

WavelengthBladeCam2-XHR: 355 to 1150 nm
BladeCam2-XHR-ND4: 355 to 1150 nm
BladeCam2-XHR-UV: 190 to 1150 nm
Included FiltersBladeCam2-XHR: C-mount ND-1, ND-2, ND-4
BladeCam2-XHR-ND4: C-mount ND-4
BladeCam2-XHR-UV: C-mount ND-1, ND-2, ND-4 & 1" absorptive ND-1, ND-2, ND-4 w/ C-mount adapter
Pixel Count, H x V3.1 Mpixel, 2048 x 1536
Image Area6.5 x 4.9 mm
Pixel Dimension3.2 x 3.2 µm
Min. Beam (10 pixels)~32 µm
Shutter TypeRolling
Max. Full Frame Rate≥6 Hz
Max. 'Every Pulse' PRRN/A
Single Pulse Capture PRRN/A
Signal to RMS Noise1,000:1
(Opt./Elec.* dB)(30/60* dB)
Dynamic Range44 dB
ADC10-bit (1,024 levels)
Measurable SourcesCW beams
Software configurable Auto-trigger
Measured Beam PowersSee Saturation Power Graph in datasheet
Manual Beam AttenuationProvided filters, other attenuation accessories available
Displayed ProfilesLine, 2D & 3D plots. Normalized or un-normalized.
Linear or Logarithmic, Zoom x10
2D, 3D in 10, 32 or max. colors or grayscale
Contoured display at 10 and 32 colors
Measured & Displayed Profile ParametersRaw and smoothed profiles
Triangular running average filter up to 10% FWHM
Beam DiameterDiameter at two user set Clip levels
Gaussian & ISO 11146 Second Moment beam diameters
Equivalent diameter above a user defined Clip level
Equivalent Slit and Knife Edge diameters
Beam FitsGaussian & Top Hat profile fit & % fit
Equivalent Slit profile
Beam EllipticityMajor, Minor & Mean diameters. Auto-orientation of axes.
Centroid PositionRelative and absolute
Intensity Weighted Centroid and Geometric Center
Beam Wander Display and Statistics
Measurement Accuracy (not limited to pixel size)0.1 µm processing resolution for interpolated diameters.
Absolute accuracy is beam profile dependent - ~1 µm accuracy is frequently achievable.
Centroid accuracy is also beam dependent (as good as ±1 µ since it is arithmetically determined from all pixels above the centroid clip level).
Processing OptionsImage & profile Averaging, 1, 5, 10, 20, Continuous.
Background Capture and Subtraction.
User set rectangular Capture Block for capture
User set or Auto ellipse Inclusion region with beam tracking for processing
*.ojf files save all WinCamD custom settings for particular test configurations
Update Rates≥6 Hz maximum for full frame, full screen. Higher for small Capture Blocks
Pass/Fail displayOn-screen selectable Pass/Fail colors. Ideal for QA & Production.
Log Data and StatisticsMin., Max., Mean, Standard Deviation, to 4096 samples
Relative Power MeasurementRolling histogram based on user's initial input. Units of mW, µJ, dBm, % or user choice (relative to a reference measurement input)
FluenceFluence, within user defined area
CertificationRoHS, WEEE, CE
Multiple CamerasUp to 4 cameras, parallel capture.
1 to 8 cameras, serial capture.
Head Dimensions, Width x Height x Depth46 x 46 x 16.5 mm (1.8 x 1.8 x 0.65") with 5 mm ND filter holder
Optical depth from housing/filter to sensor (no window) ±0.2 mm4.0/ 8.5 mm (verify before purchasing)
Mounting1/4"-20 holes aligned with sensor center. 4-40 holes on camera rear.
Weight, Camera Head85 g (3 oz)
Minimum PC RequirementsWindows 7/8/8.1/10 64-bit, 4 GB RAM, USB 2.0/3.0 port

Product specifications are subject to change without notice



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