Category: Laser Power & Energy Meters

Destroy the Target, Not Everything Else: Beam Management in High-Power Directed Energy Laser Projects

Since Columbia University graduate student Gordon Gould and Bell Laboratories scientists Charles Townes and Arthur Schawlow (among others) coined the term LASER in the 1950’s, applications of the laser have seemed limitless. Working with these new discoveries had to be exciting, but applying hundreds of kilowatts of laser power, like the ones being used in…

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Resolving Non-Contiguous Logged Measurements in StarLab

There are lots of tips and tricks for ensuring top performance of your laser power meter and sensor, and for obtaining the best possible measurements, and in the most convenient way. I would like to share one easy method to make it easier to process logged measurements from multiple sensors. The ‘Problem’ – Apparent gaps…

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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…

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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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On-demand Webinar: High Power laser measurement challenges and solutions

Monitoring laser behavior in high-power applications is critical to keeping your process running properly. However, that monitoring – the laser measurement itself – is not trivial. There are many “little things” one could do that might unknowingly mess with the measurement, or even damage the instrument. For example: • At what point should the cooling…

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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.

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Integrating Power Measurements Into Your Software Application With the Ophir Com Object

Ophir’s renowned StarLab software is an easy-to-use, yet powerful, laser measurement application which turns a PC into a laser power/energy multi-channel analysis workstation. However, StarLab is a ready-made closed PC application and communicates with Ophir Power Meters and PC Interfaces only. Let’s say you are a software programmer developing an application for a system in…

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High Power, Cramped Spaces – Measurement Challenges in Additive Manufacturing

Laser-based additive manufacturing is transforming industrial processes and opening up new horizons in a variety of application areas. In the aerospace and automotive industries, for example, it makes it efficient to manufacture intricate parts according to lightweight construction principles; in medical technology, it has expanded the range of prostheses and orthoses; and in toolmaking, it…

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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…

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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.

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Ophir New BeamPeek™: High Power Laser Beam Analysis and Power Measurement System for Additive Manufacturing

Our revolutionary BeamPeek At laser Munich 2022, we finally revealed our brand new BeamPeek – combined beam analysis & power measurement system specially designed for additive manufacturing chambers. As 3D SLM (Selective Laser Melting) and AM (Additive Manufacturing) systems have gained in popularity for the mass production of metallic parts, the components produced are becoming larger in…

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Here Comes the Revolution – BeamPeek, an Integrated Beam Analysis and Power Measurement System for Additive Manufacturing

We’re super proud and excited to introduce the Ophir® BeamPeek™, an integrated beam analysis and power measurement system for fast, accurate, real-time measurement of lasers in additive manufacturing chambers. Introduced at Laser World of Photonics (started yesterday), the BeamPeek system provides simultaneous beam profiling, focal spot analysis, and power measurement in just three (3) seconds.…

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