Warsash Scientific have announced the release of the latest version of LBA, Ophir-Spiricon's high accuracy laser beam analysis software. LBA measurement precision is based on Ultracal, the patented, baseline correction algorithm that helped to establish the ISO 11146-3 standard for beam measurement accuracy.
Ultracal ensures the high accuracy and reliability in the industry by retaining negative signals essential for making correct beam width measurements and for extracting weak signals out of noise.
With Ultracal the baseline can be calculated to better than 1/8th of one digital count, pixel by pixel, allowing profiling of the smallest spot sizes in the industry.
LBA also features a Pointing Stability programme that collects centroid and peak data from the LBA core system and displays it graphically; this is critical for maintaining accuracy in welding, laser manufacturing, and military range finder applications.
The recent version of LBA operates on the Microsoft Windows Vista 32 operating system and works with Ophir-Spiricon’s SP503U and SP620U, new USB 2.0 CCD cameras that feature a high dynamic range in the industry, up to 64dB.
Designed for a variety of scientific R&D and manufacturing applications, LBA contains all the algorithms and calculations necessary to make the most accurate beam measurements, including quantitative calculations, 2D and 3D viewing, user-defined apertures, multiple frames averaging and summing, zoom up to 32 times the original size, and user-selectable Z-axis (intensity) scaling. An ActiveX interface allows data to be shared with other applications, including MAT-LAB and LabVIEW.