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Plant Manufacturer Integrates Laser Measurement Technology Product

Production systems for the luxury food and tobacco industries are complex,achieve very high throughput rates and often run 24/7. In order to ensure the products’ high quality, the Körber Business Area Technologies counts on seamless monitoring of the entire manufacturing process in the plant. This expectation also applies to the laser-based perforation systems that the…

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Meet BeamWatch® Plus, Industry’s First Non-Contact Beam Profiler for High Power VIS and NIR Lasers

In case you’ve missed it, MKS Instruments, Inc has announced Ophir® BeamWatch® Plus, a non-contact beam profiling system for measuring focus shift, focus spot size, and position of high power industrial lasers operating in the VIS and NIR range. Introduced at LASER World of Photonics, BeamWatch Plus is a second-generation system that now measures high power…

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Thank You for Visiting Us at 2023 Laser World of Photonics Trade Show!

We’d like to take a moment and share how much grateful we are for the incredible experience at Laser Munich Trade Show! Thank you for visiting our booth and engaging in exciting conversations about cutting-edge laser technology. New innovative solutions Among other things, we had the pleasure to introduce you to our new BeamWatch® Plus…

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Laser World of Photonics 2023 Here We Come!

The LASER World of PHOTONICS trade fair will be held at Messe Munich in Germany between 27th and 30th June 2023 – and Ophir will be there! Stop by the MKS booth, hall 3 booth 219 to see what’s new in laser beam profiling, power/energy measurement, and IR optics. Here’s why you want to come…

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Meet the Team: John McCauley, Our Senior Business Development Manager, Shares How Did He Go from Being a Nuclear-Trained Submariner to Becoming a Business Development Manager and Field Sales Engineer

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? We have a family that’s larger than most families with six kids, so most of my activities outside of work involve them. We enjoy camping throughout the year, along with just being outside in nature. My two older boys and I ride motorcycles and we like to…

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Watch: Managing Laser Degradation in Industrial Applications

Lasers are made of physical matter. Therefore, the natural degradation of their materials can cause variability in performance. Aging optics often cause slow changes in laser behavior and, when left unchecked, these changes can lead to loss of process efficiency. An unclean process environment can quickly change a laser’s behavior through thermal lensing, which is…

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Case Study: Laser Safety in Stage Marking

What would live concerts, festivals and TV shows be without breathtaking laser shows and stunning special effects? laserfabrik GmbH is active in this field worldwide and has more than 20 years of experience. One area that has become increasingly important in recent years is stage marking. The aim here is to indicate the positions of…

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Understanding Dynamic Range…The Numbers Game

There is a fair amount of confusion caused by the reporting of dynamic range of beam profilers. The purpose of this blog post is to explain some of the terminology used in the discussion of this parameter by both Ophir- Spiricon and other suppliers of beam profilers. Definition Dynamic Range is the ratio of the…

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Laser Cutting and Welding with High Quality

Ophir Spiricon developed BeamWatch, which is a solution that uses the properties of Rayleigh scattering to monitor the beam profile along its caustic (including focal point) in order to view focal size and shift, in real video frame rates.

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Nature Centric Lighting – You Cannot Improve What You Don’t Measure

During the past years LED luminaires revolutionized the lighting industry and found their way into all areas of living. The advantages are convincing private users as well as authorities and companies: LED technology saves energy, offers nearly unlimited design options and finally enables the construction of completely new products. The main feature of LED luminaires…

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Watch: How to Measure Low Power, Slowly Pulsing Beams (“Low Frequency Power”)

Are you trying to measure a low-power, slowly pulsing beam (think of a VCSEL beam for example) – and getting frustrated? Measuring low-power, slowly pulsing beams using photodiode sensors can be surprisingly tricky. Learn about the technical challenges you’ll face when trying to measure such beams, and about the Ophir solutions that will help you.…

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Leverage Your Process – Ensure Reliable Measurements and Protect Your Devices

Measuring a laser is quite a challenging task; many parameters need to be taken into consideration. While choosing the right sensor is key, it is not the end of the story. Regular calibration of power and energy sensors, recertification of beam profilers, and distinctive expertise in handling the measurement device gives you confidence in your…

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