Watch: On-demand Webinar – Measuring my Laser…Where do I start?
Learn the basic principles, and best practices of laser measurement You have a laser you’re about to start working with? You have enough experience with other technologies to know that you want to verify its performance; so you start looking for a tool to measure the laser’s…well, what? In other words: Where do I start?…continue reading
It’s finally here! Photonics West 2023 is On and Our New StarViewer iOS App is Officially Out!
The #PhotonicsWest 2023 Exhibition is open for business!Over 1,100 companies are showcasing their latest products and solutions, so make sure to stop by our booth (#927) and speak to our experts to learn more about Ophir’s latest measurement innovations for different laser based applications: – Industrial high power – Additive manufacturing – Automotive – Material processing and…continue reading
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…continue reading
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…continue reading
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.…continue reading
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…continue reading
Exact Cuts With a Laser: Recognizing and Compensating for Thermal Focus Shift
Read all about how Messer Cutting Systems uses Ophir BeamWatch for non-contact measurement of the laser beam! Precise cuts, sophisticated component geometries, limited material melt – the advantages of laser cutting are numerous. And due to the steady increases in laser power, these advantages can now benefit a range of new applications: fusion cutting is…continue reading
WB-I VIS: Wide Beam Imager for 350-1100nm wavelengths -Now operates with Ophir’s new, high resolution camera SP932U
The challenge Many applications involve widely diverging or large beams such as VCSELs, laser diodes, LEDs, and fiber lasers. Those devices operate in the UV, Visible, and NIR wavelengths and are used in many devices requiring 3D imaging, like face or gesture recognition, AR/VR, medical devices, and autonomous vehicles. To guarantee best performance in all…continue reading
Asclepion Demonstrates How Consistent Measuring Technology Ensures the Quality of Medical Lasers
Over the past several years, the fields of aesthetic medicine, surgery and cosmetics have been revolutionized by laser technology. With the development of their innovative laser systems, Asclepion Laser Technologies contributes greatly to patient well-being and faster healing. A consistent measurement strategy, effective testing processes and first-class measuring devices guarantee the high quality of the…continue reading
Why and How to Profile Challenging Laser Applications
We introduce three techniques for monitoring the critical characteristics of the beam as the laser is used in three very different applications: (a) VSCEL / Laser Diode Mode and beam divergence, (b) Additive Manufacturing lasers used is 3D SLM / SLS, and (c) Fiber welding / heat treating / cleaning lasers. We will discuss three…continue reading
Watch: BeamWatch® Integrated – Automated Beam Measurement for Industrial High-Power Lasers
The Ophir BeamWatch Integrated is an industrial laser beam profiler developed to meet the needs of material processing users. Designed for use with high-power laser beams, BeamWatch Integrated combines non-contact beam profiling of the BeamWatch family an Ophir power measurement sensor with high industrial standards in automation technology. Fully automated Beam profiling and power measurement…continue reading
NEW! Get your Laser Measurement ‘Content Fix’ On the Go with Playter!
Thanks to our new collaboration with Summurai we can now offer you the best of Ophir’s content summarized & read to you out loud. enjoy Ophir’s most popular blog posts, white papers and articles in a more convenient way, Enjoy our best content while driving, shopping or walking your dog.continue reading