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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Ophir New Laser Power Sensor: Measures High Repetition Rate, Short Pulse Industrial Lasers for Micromachining up to 200W

We are happy to introduce a new F150(200)A-CM-16 sensor, that recently joined Ophir’s catalog. This is Ophir’s second sensor based on the newly developed CM absorber, and it shows superior performance in some of its main parameters compared to its older sibling. In the following blog post, we will focus on several of its key…

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What’s So Special About the Centauri Meter?

What makes the Centauri meter excel and stand above competing laser power meters? By providing exceptional added value with a wealth of advanced features for those applications where other power meters are just not up to it. Here is a rundown of just a few of those advanced and unique features which only the Centauri…

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Our New Blog Design is Out!

Have you noticed any changes on our blog? You’re right, we’ve run a complete redesign. With the growing number of our regular and new readers, we’ve decided to make our blog more user friendly and accessible. So what’s different?Here are some of the main design changes you will see on our blog: An easier way…

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The new Ophir CMOS High Resolution Beam Profiler – SP932U: Delivers the Most Accurate Laser Intensity Distribution Measurements

Many modern applications require high-quality analysis of the beam profile, especially in the popular NIR wavelength range. For example, when welding at 1064nm, power density and distribution is an important value that directly affects the yield of the system. That requires measuring laser beam size at the focus. The new Ophir SP932U beam profiler along…

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Global Shortage of Semiconductor Chips

From automobile manufacturers to game console makers and PC manufacturing, the semiconductor chip shortage has severely impacted every technology industry. A global shortage of semiconductors triggered by the surging demand for laptops and computers during the pandemic had a profound impact on the global automotive production lines.  As an example, new car builds typically comprise…

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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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Ophir’s 2022 Laser Measurement Catalog is Here!

As every year – Ophir’s new 2022 catalog for laser measurement covers a wide range of laser power and energy sensors, meters and laser beam profiling systems for medical, industrial, defense, and research applications. The first section of the catalog is devoted to laser power meters, which consist of sensors (detectors) and meters (displays). Ophir online tools…

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Watch: Product Overview – “Helios Plus” Industrial Laser Power Meter Family

For measuring high power lasers in industrial settings, meet Ophir’s Helios Plus family. Designed with factory automation in mind, they have a robust, industrial design for harsh environments, and the range of communication interfaces make them easy to integrate into factory networks. Get a brief introduction to the new Helios Plus family in the following…

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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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Happy New Year From the Entire Ophir Photonics Family!

Happy new year! Thank you for being an important part of an amazing year. Just before 2022 starts and right on time for the holidays, we wanted to take a moment and thank you for your support and encouragement throughout 2021. This is exactly what gives us, in Ophir, the power to keep generate fresh,…

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The Focal Length Divergence Measurement Method

The Focal Length Divergence measurement method is based upon the beam width of a focused beam’s spot size and the focal length of the focusing optic. The Focal Length Divergence method provides a means for finding the far-field beam divergence at any point in the beam propagation path. As shown below, the calculation performed by the BeamGage® software…

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