Tag: Beam Profiling

Green and Blue Laser Welding

Laser welding, cutting, or cladding has become increasingly popular and, in most cases, has been performed at the NIR wavelength region. However, NIR lasers are less efficient for copper processing due to hig­h reflectivity and therefore low energy absorption. Copper absorbs just 5% of the laser energy at 1070nm, but up to 40 % at…

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Meet BeamWatch® Plus, Industry’s First Non-Contact Beam Profiler for High Power VIS and NIR Lasers

In case you’ve missed it, MKS Instruments, Inc has announced Ophir® BeamWatch® Plus, a non-contact beam profiling system for measuring focus shift, focus spot size, and position of high power industrial lasers operating in the VIS and NIR range. Introduced at LASER World of Photonics, BeamWatch Plus is a second-generation system that now measures high power…

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Thank You for Visiting Us at 2023 Laser World of Photonics Trade Show!

We’d like to take a moment and share how much grateful we are for the incredible experience at Laser Munich Trade Show! Thank you for visiting our booth and engaging in exciting conversations about cutting-edge laser technology. New innovative solutions Among other things, we had the pleasure to introduce you to our new BeamWatch® Plus…

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Simplicity Without Compromise: Our New BeamPeek™ Laser Analysis Software for Field Technicians in Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing, has transformed the manufacturing industry, enabling the creation of complex and customized objects with unprecedented precision. One critical aspect of additive manufacturing is the monitoring and control of the printing process within the chamber.   While precision and efficiency are paramount, having user-friendly tools is essential for technicians in…

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Understanding Dynamic Range…The Numbers Game

There is a fair amount of confusion caused by the reporting of dynamic range of beam profilers. The purpose of this blog post is to explain some of the terminology used in the discussion of this parameter by both Ophir- Spiricon and other suppliers of beam profilers. Definition Dynamic Range is the ratio of the…

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Laser Measurement Systems: Best Practices

Given the pace at which technology advances, there always seems to be a learning curve. With the abundance of consumer electronics available, there typically is no right or wrong way to use these devices — the choice usually comes down to the method that best suits the end user. However, when purchasing a highly advanced…

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Evolution of Measurement Technology for Laser-Based Additive Manufacturing Systems

Ophir BeamPeek, integrated power measurement and beam profiling In laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) processes, metal powder is selectively melted layer by layer using a laser beam. With layer thicknesses of typically 30 to 120 µm, exact adherence to the predefined beam parameters is an essential prerequisite for ensuring that the structures generated exhibit the…

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SPIE Photonics West 2023 Here We Come!

Going to San Francisco for “SPIE Photonics West 2020”?
You wouldn’t want to miss Ophir at Booth #927! Here is why…

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Ophir’s 2023 Laser Measurement Catalog is Here!

The new updated edition of our laser measurement catalog is ready!As in every year – it sets out the comprehensive range of laser power and energy sensors, meters and laser beam profiling systems for medical, industrial, defense, research applications and more. It is an easy and agile round-up with short descriptions and up-to-date technical specifications.…

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On-demand Webinar: Measuring the Power and Beam Profile of Divergent Laser Sources

The following webinar was produced by Photonics Media and presented by Derrick Peterman, Ph.D. and our sales director in USA & Americas on May 2021. In this webinar, Derrick discuss methods for reliably characterizing the beam power and profile of divergent sources, so that users will be able to better understand how their lasers are…

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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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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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