Category: Ophir Photonics Group

Measuring Challenges of Wide and Divergent Beams

Article by: Yoni Groisman, Karol Sanilevitch, Roei Yiftah, Dr. Simon Rankel VCSELs, LEDs, edge emitting, and fiber lasers are used in many sensitive applications within fast-growing markets. To guarantee the high quality of the devices, it is essential to analyze the beam profile, but those wide, divergent beams place specific requirements on the measurement system.…

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Ophir New Large Beam Profiler with Small Pixel Size for Higher Resolution Measurement of Large and Divergent Beams

We are proud to introduce the Ophir® SP504S Beam Profiling Camera. Designed to measure large and divergent beams, the SP504S camera accurately captures and analyzes wavelengths from 340-1100nm for beam sizes from 45µm up to 23mm x 23mm. Features and relevant industries The camera features a wide dynamic range of 44.6dB, a lowest measurable signal of…

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Meet the Team: Shai Luria, Senior Quality Assurance Manager, Shares the Most Satisfying Aspect of His Job and Why He Decided to Come Back to Ophir After 20 Years

We recently had a virtual coffee chat with Shai Luria, our senior quality assurance manger, to learn about the impact of his work. Tell us a little about yourself – how long have you been working for Ophir? What did you do before joining the company? After graduating as an electro-optics practical engineer in 1994,…

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Even With Volkswagen AG: Ophir’s BeamWatch System Optimizes Laser Process Development

The laser seam welding of sheets of zinc-coated steel – a combination of metals with disparate melting and evaporation properties – used to be a major challenge for the automotive industry. But Volkswagen AG is pursuing a promising approach with multi-focal laser welding: A newly developed process enables significantly higher welding speeds than is otherwise…

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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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And the Winner is – BeamPeek™ Beam Profiler !!

We are honored that our Beam Profiler, BeamPeek™ has been awarded with the 2022 Laser Focus World (LFW) magazine silver honoree award. The annualy LFW Innovators Awards program was developed to recognize the most innovative solutions in optics and photonics products and systems.  The BeamPeek™ integrated beam analysis and power measurement system provides fast, accurate,…

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Exact Cuts With a Laser: Recognizing and Compensating for Thermal Focus Shift

Read all about how Messer Cutting Systems uses Ophir BeamWatch for non-contact measurement of the laser beam! Precise cuts, sophisticated component geometries, limited material melt – the advantages of laser cutting are numerous. And due to the steady increases in laser power, these advantages can now benefit a range of new applications: fusion cutting is…

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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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WB-I VIS: Wide Beam Imager for 350-1100nm wavelengths -Now operates with Ophir’s new, high resolution camera SP932U

The challenge Many applications involve widely diverging or large beams such as VCSELs, laser diodes, LEDs, and fiber lasers. Those devices operate in the UV, Visible, and NIR wavelengths and are used in many devices requiring 3D imaging, like face or gesture recognition, AR/VR, medical devices, and autonomous vehicles. To guarantee best performance in all…

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Asclepion Demonstrates How Consistent Measuring Technology Ensures the Quality of Medical Lasers

Over the past several years, the fields of aesthetic medicine, surgery and cosmetics have been revolutionized by laser technology. With the development of their innovative laser systems, Asclepion Laser Technologies contributes greatly to patient well-being and faster healing. A consistent measurement strategy, effective testing processes and first-class measuring devices guarantee the high quality of the…

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