Damage Threshold – When the Datasheet and the Sensor Finder Disagree
When the Sensor Finder gives you a list of solutions for your laser, one of the things it tells you for each suggested sensor is how far below the damage threshold you are.continue reading
Watch: Ophir Premium Energy Sensors – Even for UV
Many laser applications use pulsed beams, and pulse widths are becoming very short – even fs pulses are not uncommon. UV wavelengths are particularly useful in many such applications; because of the high photon energy associated with the short wavelength, non-thermal mechanisms can be used to ablate or cut material. This enables some unique applications…continue reading
Fiber Optic Adapters for Ophir Sensors
Many laser applications involve measuring beams that come out of an optical fiber. Learn all about the solutions Ophir has to offercontinue reading
Juno+:A New Virtual Laser Power Meter – On Your Laptop
A full-blown laser power meter, just without the built-in display. The PC becomes your display. Read more:continue reading
Laser specs and choosing a sensor
We need to measure the laser beam and we need to choose the right sensor…and here’s where the fun begins.continue reading
How much of my sensor’s aperture should I fill?
In many laser measurement applications, the beam size can be controlled. In such cases, how large should you make your beam? How much of the sensor’s aperture should the beam ideally fill? Contact uscontinue reading
3 Ways to Measure Kilowatt Laser Power with no Water Cooling
It is highly important to measure your KW laser power.
However, the water cooling that such sensors need is causing headaches. How to avoid those? Read more…
Wireless Laser Measurements: No Strings Attached
If you need to measure your laser beam’s power or energy, but the usual cable connection between the sensor and the meter is not practical, Ophir’s Quasar may be the right solution for you.continue reading
Keep Cool: Avoiding Sensor Drift
Mark Slutzki explains the difference between real life and theory and how it all connects to the way you can avoid Sensor Drift…continue reading
Laser Measurement Best Practices: How much of my sensor’s aperture should I fill?
For maximum accuracy, how much of the sensor’s aperture should the beam ideally fill? This video will give you some “best practices” tips: Contact uscontinue reading
When to use Thermal Offset in Laser Power Measurement
You might think – as I used do – that offset is pretty simple.
Before measuring your laser, see if the meter displays a value.
If not, great. If it does, that’s unwanted, so press “Offset.”
However, the truth is there are several different kinds of offset and it’s important to understand a little bit about how thermal sensors work in order to know when to hit that offset button and when to resist.continue reading
How to Use the StarBright Laser Power Meter
The new Ophir StarBright is the most advanced of Ophir’s family of handheld laser meters. This video walks you through the range of capabilities, and shows you how to use them.continue reading