Category: Laser Power & Energy Meters

How to Avoid Damage to Your Thermal Sensors

Did you know that a thermal sensor can be used for many years, without the need for a single repair? Let’s take a look at Ophir’s article on avoiding thermal sensor damage – and find out what expert technicians have to say about keeping your thermal sensors in top condition for years to come. Why…

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Watch: Auto Range – Issues to Be Aware of

Laser power meters have a wide dynamic range typically divided into several scales or “ranges”. When we don’t know in advance what power to expect (and, therefore, what range to choose), the “Auto Ranging” feature is very helpful. However, sometimes it can do funny things… In this video, we’ll learn how the Auto Range function…

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Watch: 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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Watch: Laser Measurement PC Interfaces

If all your laser measurement work involves a laptop or a PC, rather than a stand-alone meter, one of Ophir’s direct-to-PC interfaces could be an ideal solution. These are full-fledged Laser Power and Energy meters, but instead of having a separate on-board display, the PC becomes your display. In the following video you will learn…

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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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High Power Lasers – Just Measure It

Laser power and the applied laser densities are constantly rising. These high-power lasers are more likely to be used in materials processing applications such as welding, cutting, cladding, or additive manufacturing. Many of those applications are demanding: The laser’s focal spot and beam profile need to be kept within the specification to achieve the required…

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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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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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Evolution of Measurement Technology for Laser-Based Additive Manufacturing Systems

Ophir BeamPeek, integrated power measurement and beam profiling In laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) processes, metal powder is selectively melted layer by layer using a laser beam. With layer thicknesses of typically 30 to 120 µm, exact adherence to the predefined beam parameters is an essential prerequisite for ensuring that the structures generated exhibit the…

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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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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?…

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