Nicholas Prefontaine

Nicholas Prefontaine is a product manager at Gentec Electro-Optics (Gentec-EO; Quebec City, QC, Canada).

FIGURE 1. Dirty optics can deteriorate the laser beam’s intensity distribution. In this example, dust particles on a lens in the optical system caused large ripples in the beam profiles at the working plane.
Test & Measurement

Quick tutorial: Laser beam profiling with camera-based systems

Sept. 30, 2022
Know how to measure a beam profile with a CMOS sensor? How about selecting a sensor and pixel size? Or setting up a profiler?