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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Wide Beam Imager (WB-I) for 900-1700nm SWIR wavelength (SP90605)

A year ago, Ophir introduced a new product for wide and divergent beams, the Wide Beam Imager. Now Ophir is releasing evolutionary product a new version, designated for SWIR range of 900-1700nm, especially for the popular Eye Safe 1550 nm used in: Data Telecommunication Automotive Remote sensing Face and gesture recognition The new WB-I accessory…

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QBH Fiber Adapters for Measuring High Power Lasers

When measuring laser power for troubleshooting or routine diagnostics of a QBH fiber laser, we suggest using a fiber adapter to prevent particles from damaging the fiber tip.

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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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Blooming and Smearing in Your Beam Profile? Why It Happens and How to Fix It

When measuring your laser beam profile, you expect the measurement to be accurate, so it can be frustrating to see artifacts that are clearly not right. Before discussing how to fix it, or even when and why it happens, let’s explain what exactly bloom and smear are. What do blooming and smearing look like? Bloom…

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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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Logging Your Laser Power Measurements on a PC With StarLab Software

Log data from multiple sensors Simultaneously record measurements from multiple laser power sensors via the StarLab software for later review and analysis, or even just for record-keeping. Time-synched measurements from multiple sensors are logged to a single log file. A timestamp is recorded in the log file for each measurement received from individual sensors. A…

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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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