Technical Articles

  1. Medical Laser Applications: Beam Measuring And Profiling
    6/1/2018

    This article discusses the importance measuring and profiling laser beams in medical laser applications.

  2. The Top Mistake Medical Device Engineers Make When Designing Laser Integration
    6/1/2018

    When do you take on the design all on your own, and when do you outsource? This article presents the top mistake medical device engineers make when attempting to integrate lasers in the design.

  3. How To Ensure Accuracy Of Laser Measurement In Medical Devices
    6/1/2018

    Medical devices need to be precise in order to ensure the health of the patient. This article addresses considerations needed to make sure laser measurement sensors in medical devices are accurate, and will continue to remain as accurate as possible.

  4. SLM Troubleshooting Made Easy With BeamWatch® AM
    6/1/2018

    The BeamWatch® AM was designed to address the issues and parameters dictated by selective laser melting (SLM) machines. This application note discusses how to use the BeamWatch® AM non-contact beam measurement device for simplified SLM troubleshooting.

  5. Evaluating A Multimodal Beam: A Brief Tutorial Highlighting The Use Of BeamGage PRO Partitioning
    6/1/2018

    Lasers were initially designed to operate in one fundamental mode. Soon after, researchers devised ways of generating and using more complex, higher-order multimode formats. This application note offers an example tutorial on how to evaluate a multimodal laser beam with BeamGage PRO Partitioning.

  6. Laser Measurement Solutions For Medical Applications
    5/31/2018

    Lasers in medical applications are able to deliver precisely controlled energy without physical contact. They can be used as a surgical tool, a production tool for medical device manufacturing, as well as in medical measurement applications.

  7. Understand Noise At The Sub-Nanometer Scale
    5/31/2018

    Every nanopositioner has a small amount of uncertainty in its position that contributes noise to a measurement. It's important to understand what position noise is and where it comes from in order to know just how accurate the nanopositioner is.

  8. Ultra-High-Speed Thermography
    5/30/2018

    Recent advances in IR camera technologies, such as fast camera detector readouts and high performance electronics, allow high-speed imagery. This article is part 5 of a handbook by FLIR that discusses the use of ultra-high-speed thermography with IR cameras.

  9. Filters Extend IR Camera Usefulness
    5/30/2018

    Materials that are transparent or opaque to IR wavelengths present problems in non-contact temperature measurements with an IR camera. This article is part 4 of a handbook by FLIR that discusses how filters can be used to extend IR camera usefulness.

  10. Getting The Most From Your IR Camera
    5/30/2018

    Understanding IR camera calibration and corrections help ensure accurate temperature measurements and thermographic mapping. This article is part 3 of a handbook by FLIR that discusses how to get the most out of using your IR camera.