Category: Laser Power & Energy Meters

Enhanced Flexibility in Industrial Laser Power Measurement with Helios Plus

Laser systems are a key tool in many industrial production lines. The quality of the manufactured parts directly depends on whether the laser beam parameters are in spec. Measuring the laser power is the first step to ensure the quality of the laser-based process. The good news is that with our Helios Plus industrial measurement…

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Understanding the Specs: Power Meter Damage Threshold

When choosing and using a power meter to measure your laser, one of the most critical specifications to understand is the sensor’s damage threshold. As defined by Ophir, this is the point at which the reading is altered by at least 1% from its original performance (although there may be no noticeable damage). There are…

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Watch On Demand Webinar: Measuring Laser Beam Power with Photodiode Sensors – How to Get it Right

If you use Photodiode-based sensors to measure your beam power, there are a number of issues that can affect the accuracy of your measurements– and with some of these, you won’t even know there’s a problem … In this webinar, you will learn about: Some strange anomalies when measuring low-power pulsed beams (such as beams…

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Ophir’s New Laser Power Sensor: Especially Tailored to Measure CW Lasers & High Repetition Rate Pulsed Lasers

Read all about Ophir’s new sensor that measures high-power ultrashort-pulse lasers and is ideal for use in micromachining and material microprocessing applications in the semiconductor, display, and medical industries. Ophir’s absorbers – cover the wavelengths stretching from UV to the long-wavelength IR regions Ophir offers several unique absorbers for its wide variety of power sensors,…

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Watch: Ariel All-in-One High Power Laser Sensor – How to Use

Learn how to use the Ariel, Ophir’s new ultra-compact “All in One” sensor for measuring high power industrial lasers up to 8KW.

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Laser Power Meter Accuracy: Contributing Factors

When using power sensors and meters to measure laser power, the million dollar question is: How accurate are the results? To help answer this question, let’s examine everything that goes into an Ophir power sensor accuracy specification (as well as related specs, like linearity). The single biggest factor that will determine the sensor accuracy is…

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Don’t need a standalone meter? PC interfaces with the StarLab PC software

If all your laser measurement work involves a laptop or a PC, and you don’t need a standalone laser power meter, one of Ophir’s PC interfaces could be an ideal solution. These are full-fledged Laser Power and Energy measurement devices, but instead of having a separate on-board display, the StarLab PC software application becomes your…

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StarLab Functions: The Complete Guide

StarLab is Ophir’s easy-to-use, yet powerful, laser measurement software that turns a PC into a multi-channel laser power / energy display station. Introduction to Functions StarLab offers a range of options to view, analyze, and plot your laser measurements. One set of user configurable options in StarLab is called Functions, and these allow you to…

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Finding a Sensor From the Catalog Spec VS. Using the Sensor Finder

When we have a laser with certain characteristics and we want to know which Ophir Power/Energy sensors are suitable, we either look at the catalog specification of some likely sensor to see if it is suitable, or we put our laser characteristics into the Ophir Sensor Finder and it gives a list of suitable sensors.…

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Optical Power Measurement Solutions for Telecom Applications

Telecom applications can employ lasers over a very wide range of powers–which requires sensors suitable for anywhere from 10 picowatts to 300 milliwatts. Read about Ophir’s Optical Power Measurement Solutions for Telecom Applications

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Can I Use My Beamtrack Sensor With a Pulsed Laser?

The answer to this is, of course, it depends. It depends on the pulse frequency and it depends on which sensor you want to use. Thermopile detectors do not have very fast response times, so frequencies above 100Hz are effectively the same as CW to them and all BeamTrack functions will perform as expected. Below…

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Directed-Energy Laser Devices – Advantages and Challenges

Efforts continues to develop and employ directed-energy weapons–with laser-based weapons being the easiest alternative. Read all about Directed-Energy Laser Devices-Advantages and Challenges

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