WW Using 650 nm for Laser Scanning

Posted by Kristopher Hesson on May 11, 2016 3:09:26 PM

Each Wednesday we feature a specific wavelength of light and try to feature a user submitted application. This week we I'm focusing on a broad application that several of our customers use our lasers for. Laser scanning!

This is actually a very common use in todays Laser Scanning and 3D Modeling industrial machines. You place a physical object inside a specified scanning area. Usually at this point a computer takes over and uses the laser along with a reflector or photo-reactive surface to build a three dimensional model of the object being scanned. During laser scanning, a laser line is passed over the surface of an object in order to record three-dimensional information. The surface data is captured by a camera sensor mounted in the laser scanner which records 3D points in space (called a point cloud), allowing for very accurate data without ever touching the object.

Wavelength

650 nm @ 5 mW

Website URL

http://www.powertechnology.com/rs2-650-5.html

Description of Laser Application

Using lasers to model physical objects into a digital representation for further processing, reproduction or other use.

In their own words: 

Several of our clients use this 5 mW 650 nm laser with a line generator because it is very affordable and easy to add to many OEM applications. Of course, a similar product or solution is available in a variety of wavelengths both visible and non-visible wavelengths. The great thing about using this type of laser for laser scanning and 3D modeling is the long, successful track record of this laser module. 

 
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