The laser diode beam source series 5MC produce a rotationally symmetric circular laser spot with Gaussian intensity distribution.
The lasers of series 5MC are Laser Micro Focus Generators designed to produce spots with small spot size. They have a small depth of focus (in this case the depth of focus is the Rayleigh range). Laser Macro Focus Generators like the corresponding lasers of series 5MMC have common basic optical features but are designed to generate laser spots with an extended depth of focus.
The laser has integrated electronics for control of the laser output power. The output power can be controlled using modulation input ports (TTL and analog, in case of electronics type B TTL only) or manually using the potentiometer.
The working distance can be adjusted by adjusting the focus setting. Please note that the spot diameter increases proportionally to the working distance.
A fine-adjustment of the distance between laser and target is recommended for fine-focusing.