Category: Laser Power & Energy Sensors

High-Power Lasers and Industry 4.0: Focusing on Knowledge

A new measurement procedure allows for the fast and contact-free measurement of the focused laser beam. At the same time, modern measuring devices have Profinet interfaces and allow the processes to be documented. These are enormous advantages, especially in times of just-in-time production. The challenge – everything has to fit perfectly Automated laser welding is…

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I’m Not Required to Calibrate My Equipment Based on ISO or FDA Requirements. So Why Should I?

At its core, calibration is about ensuring that your equipment is working properly and in the way it is intended. Returning your equipment for periodic calibration allows for several things to take place including evaluation of your equipment for damage, opportunities for us to provide education, and upgrades to your firmware, as well as the…

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On Demand Webinar: 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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High Power Lasers: From Sci-Fi to Reality

Since their invention in 1960, lasers have become a fixture in science fiction, impressing the audience with their futuristic capabilities – namely, extreme precision and power. From Sci-Fi to reality Now, with decades of technological advancement, the gap between sci-fi and reality is closing. These days, lasers up to 70 or 75KW can be produced…

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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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Ariel All-in-One High Power Sensor is the Best Solution Available for Measuring Laser in Industrial Applications – Here’s Why

In industrial applications such as additive manufacturing, welding, and cutting, you of course want to keep yields and efficiency high – and keep scrap to a minimum. That means the process needs to be carefully monitored, and the measurements will need to be accurate and fast.  Saves you valuable production time (and money) comparing to…

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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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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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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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