On Demand Webinar: Understanding Laser Energy Measurement & How Laser Energy Measurement Works

If you need to measure laser pulse energies, you have probably run into a variety of issues and concepts that seem to just cause confusion… In this webinar, you will learn: • How energy measurement works (short basic version…) • How to make sure you are getting accurate readings • How to avoid out-of-tolerance issues…

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How Often Should Output Power on High-Powered Production Lasers Be Checked?

Changes in technology are continually improving the face of manufacturing. The collection of data on a process is becoming less of a nicety and more of a necessity in this new industrial age. Today, the continuous improvement of a process requires not only the collection of relevant data, but also analysis of that data so…

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Updating software for older beam profilers: When quality becomes a challenge

We attach great importance to quality when developing and producing our measurement technology. And to great effect: With proper handling and regular maintenance, many of our measuring devices can continue to be used long past the expected end of their service life. However, this longevity can become a real challenge for some beam profilers that…

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Medical lasers: When the Laser Application Requires Utmost Safety

The continuous development of laser technology has revolutionized many areas of our lives in the past decades. The most direct influence on the individual is thanks to advancements in laser technology for medical or cosmetic applications. If you want to ensure optimal results, you have to know – and measure – critical laser parameters. Contact…

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On-demand Webinar: Measuring the Power and Beam Profile of Divergent Laser Sources

The following webinar was produced by Photonics Media and presented by Derrick Peterman, Ph.D. and our sales director in USA & Americas on May 2021. In this webinar, Derrick discuss methods for reliably characterizing the beam power and profile of divergent sources, so that users will be able to better understand how their lasers are…

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High Power Lasers: From Sci-Fi to Reality

Since their invention in 1960, lasers have become a fixture in science fiction, impressing the audience with their futuristic capabilities – namely, extreme precision and power. From Sci-Fi to reality Now, with decades of technological advancement, the gap between sci-fi and reality is closing. These days, lasers up to 70 or 75KW can be produced…

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Meet the Team: Danny Stein, Senior Product Manager, Shares the Most Satisfying Aspect of His Job and How Ophir Uses its Micro Material Processing and Industrial High-Power Expertise to Keep Pace and Lead

Tell us a little about yourself – What do you enjoy doing outside of work? I enjoy spending a lot of time with my family and I also love bike riding in the great outdoors (around the mountains to be exact)! it gives me a great chance to meet good friends, clear my mind and…

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Juno-RS :A New Virtual Laser Power Meter

Typical laser power or energy measurement requires a dedicated sensor to handle the laser power/energy and convert it into an electrical signal, a processing unit to analyze and log the measurements taken, and some sort of display to present the measurement results. Measurements and integration with automation systems In many industrial applications, there is a…

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Measuring Challenges of Wide and Divergent Beams

Article by: Yoni Groisman, Karol Sanilevitch, Roei Yiftah, Dr. Simon Rankel VCSELs, LEDs, edge emitting, and fiber lasers are used in many sensitive applications within fast-growing markets. To guarantee the high quality of the devices, it is essential to analyze the beam profile, but those wide, divergent beams place specific requirements on the measurement system.…

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Ophir New Large Beam Profiler with Small Pixel Size for Higher Resolution Measurement of Large and Divergent Beams

We are proud to introduce the Ophir® SP504S Beam Profiling Camera. Designed to measure large and divergent beams, the SP504S camera accurately captures and analyzes wavelengths from 340-1100nm for beam sizes from 45µm up to 23mm x 23mm. Features and relevant industries The camera features a wide dynamic range of 44.6dB, a lowest measurable signal of…

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Meet the Team: Shai Luria, Senior Quality Assurance Manager, Shares the Most Satisfying Aspect of His Job and Why He Decided to Come Back to Ophir After 20 Years

We recently had a virtual coffee chat with Shai Luria, our senior quality assurance manger, to learn about the impact of his work. Tell us a little about yourself – how long have you been working for Ophir? What did you do before joining the company? After graduating as an electro-optics practical engineer in 1994,…

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Even With Volkswagen AG: Ophir’s BeamWatch System Optimizes Laser Process Development

The laser seam welding of sheets of zinc-coated steel – a combination of metals with disparate melting and evaporation properties – used to be a major challenge for the automotive industry. But Volkswagen AG is pursuing a promising approach with multi-focal laser welding: A newly developed process enables significantly higher welding speeds than is otherwise…

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