Category: Laser Power & Energy Meters

Watch: How to Keep a Tight Leash on High-Power Laser Processes

Laser beams with powers of many tens of kilowatts are becoming increasingly common in today’s industrial applications. However, as the powers increase, the stakes increase as well. In this webinar, we will discuss how to monitor appropriate laser parameters to keep high-power processes stable and predictable. So, here’s the agenda… We’ll start with a quick…

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Measuring Very Low Power IR Lasers with the RM9 Radiometer System

There are two main technologies commonly used today for measuring laser beam powers: Photodiode-based sensors, used for measuring low powers (from pW up to several hundred mW, typically); these are limited to spectral regions from the UV to the near IR, depending on the specific semiconductor used, and Thermal sensors, used for measuring higher powers;…

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Terahertz Technology- New Challenges, New Solutions

Terahertz (=THz) radiation is electromagnetic radiation located between the low-frequency far-infrared and the high-frequency microwave parts of the spectrum (from 0.3 to 3 x 1012 Hz, with a wavelength from 10 micrometers to 1 mm). THz radiation is unique because it combines useful properties of both radio waves and infrared waves. THz radiation can be…

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Understanding Your Laser Measurement Equipment Certificate of Calibration

Laser power sensors are the key to efficient and effective use of your laser system, whether you use it in a factory, medical facility, or research institution. To ensure the laser power sensors themselves remain accurate, they must be calibrated regularly. When you receive the sensor back from calibration, you will see a certificate of…

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Watch: How to Use the StarViewer Android App to Operate the Ariel

When you think of a laser power meter, you usually imagine a sensor connected by a cable to a device, a handheld meter, or perhaps a direct to PC interface. But that’s not always how it is. Sometimes a cable is not an option. In an additive manufacturing chamber for example, you want the sensor…

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Quality Assurance in Additive Production

The Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies (IAPT) has set a goal for itself to automate additive production and use this technology to manufacture the products of tomorrow in a resource efficient manner. The Goal: Deliver the Same Repeatable Results A consistently high level of quality in the manufactured components is decisive for whether…

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Best of Laser Measurement 2021

2021 presented us with many challenges; now it is time for us to say – “Thank you” .Many of you participated in our online webinars, read our content, and stayed connected with us in many ways. With this Best of Laser Measurement 2021 blog post, we have collected the content that attracted the most interest from our…

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Maintain Proper Laser Beam Parameters for Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM), including selective laser melting (SLM) and 3D printing, relies on its laser source to properly manufacture 3D-printed parts. The laser is at once the most essential element of the system, and the most vulnerable to degradation. Here are some of the malfunctions that can occur with an unmonitored laser system: Optical pass…

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Watch On-demand Webinar: How to Measure Your High Power Laser

If you have any experience monitoring lasers of high powers, you likely know that there are a number of issues that can affect the accuracy of your measurements. We invite you to learn more about measuring high power lasers: principles, challenges, and best practices. The webinar is led by our product manager, Mark Slutzki. In…

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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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