By Mark Slutzki, Ophir Photonics
High power laser systems are making their way into more and more industrial applications in order to produce results not previously practical. The advanced scalability, high beam quality, and wall-plug efficiency of fiber lasers in particular have made laser beams with powers of many tens of KW a common tool available for commercial use. Even processes requiring more modest power levels often use a high-power laser system and distribute the beam to multiple lower-power workstations. Industrial lasers need to be properly monitored so that peak performance can be maintained. This white paper discusses the concepts of proper monitoring and correctly defined laser parameters in industrial laser applications. Download the full paper for more information.