MS MacroSystem introduces new
3D and 4D Laser Beam Profiler and Analyzer System for laser beam diagnostics.

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3D Laser Beam View combines power of 2D and OpenGL based 3D / 4D visualization.
With newly introduced support of USB 2.0 and FireWire interface our software became the most flexible laser beam analyzing solution. You can get any CCD / CMOS camera of your choose and easily combine it with our software for getting most from your laser profile information.

Fig.1. 3D representation of the Laser Beam profile of He-Ne laser
Advanced 3D visualization for Laser Beam Profiling
MS Macrosystem was the first company on the market that introduced real time photorealistic 3D Surface View for laser beam profiling and analyzing. Since then the most realistic representation of the laser beam profiles has helped hundreds of scientists and engineers to optimize laser operation in real time. Among many the other advantages of the 3D visualization the important is the possibility to analyze fine structure of the beam. In Fig.1 we show how easy is to notice the line of lower sensitivity, resulted from incorrect calibration of the CCD imager. 



Fig.2.  3D surface representation of YAG laser pulse.
Laser Beam topography Enhanced with colors, shadows and reflections
Topographic coloring of the laser beam map using Look-Up-Tables (LUT) is a common way of beam topography and visualization in 2D domain. Our 3D surface gives you additional options of realistic shadowing of the beam profile surface. 3D Surface mapping with color and shadows provides much more information about the beam shape from the single glance.

Real-time rendering 
3d mapping of the surfaces is not a new technique. The difference is obvious when it comes to real live operation conditions. The fact is that still (or slow) 3D images are not useful as much as 3D rendered in real-time at 15+ frames per second (FPS) or better. When you have real time rendering you can adjust light and surface angles such as too see the best any feature of interest of your surface. Or in other words to observe tiny details of the laser beam profile.

Why 4D
Laser beam is changing in time some times quite rapidly. One need to be able to make laser beam shape observation in real time that is already 4 Dimensional task. The advanced acceleration features we implement in our software will allow you to see laser beam in real time as it changes. Again we believe that our software is unique in this respect.
Our Optimized algorithm provides real-time (up to 60 FPS) zooming, scaling, rotation, animation while preserving the measured quality of the 3D beam surface.




Fig.3. Topographic 3D surface representation for Diode laser output beam. The surface fine structure (texture) is revealed with correct light angle adjustment.

Advanced Lighting. Why important?
Incidence light direction is something that helps observer to see fine structure of the surface. Again light adjustment in 3D space must be life time to get maximum benefit from this feature.

Beam fine structure is better visualized at certain angle of incidence (see example left). To find best angle one should be able to move light and render surfaces at least 30 FPS


Contour lines give better perception of the beam structure.

3D Laser Beam Contour
-3D Contour over the 3D surface
given additional perception of the shape. 3D contour when used together with coloring and shadowing provides you maximum visual enhancement of the laser beam data.

Common laser beam parameters:

Centroid, Laser Power, ISO knife, ISO slit, ellipse parameters, Gaussian true least square fit to intersection beam profiles, etc. Parameters can be averaging over several measured frames and plotted in real-time.

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Fig.4. X,Y laser beam profiles measured with interactive 3d planes.

Cut View Tool. Intersection plots. 
Laser Beam Profiling is achieved within 3D visualization screen using semitransparent cut planes (orthogonal slicers). The planes provide you with interactive means of plotting the laser beam profiles into Cut View drawing tool. 

Cut View Tool is designed for fast surface profile inspection. It shows intersection in real-time making easy to analyze beam surface detail. 
Profile data arrays can be saved as ASCII coma separated values (CSV) file.


Fig. 5. Data Table tool for data editing and manipulation
Data Table Tool  
- View and edit laser beam intensity data

- Copy/paste data with system clipboard

- Edit and redraw new data into 3D window

- Multiple data tables support

- Basic math operations

- Save data table
as ASCII file
- Data exchange with spreadsheet application (Excel, Lotus, etc.)


Flexible input/output, Automation, Camera integration
-Full integration with digital CCD/CMOS cameras from our technology partners   
Recommended CCD / CMOS cameras>
-Developer API for communication and data exchange with user software

-Scripting for data exchange via network

-Output of 3D images, file save, file sequence save (movie)

-Input and Output of common image formats JPG, BMP, TIFF,  PNG, TGA, WPG, etc.

-Use system Clipboard to copy and paste images and data tables

-Custom formats, custom camera integration 
User friendly interface  
We provide user with highly intuitive and interactive user interface in both 3D and 2D visualization modes of laser beam analysis. Most of the concepts are originated from our cooperation with leading institutions and companies and are proven to be very useful for fast, easy, yet robust and accurate beam measurements. 
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