Ophir Photonics Featured Articles

  1. ISO Compliance Of Non-Contact, Real-Time Beam Analysis

    To deliver continuously high product quality, the key parameters of laser beams in production applications must be measured on a regular basis. Ophir has tackled the task and developed a non-contact measurement technology, the BeamWatch, based on the Rayleigh scattering. 

  2. Battle Axe vs. Scalpel: How To Work With High Power Density Lasers

    In this Q&A article, Mark Gitin, Senior VP and GM of the Light & Motion Division of MKS Instruments, and Christian Dini, Director Global Business Development, Ophir, discuss the use of reliable laser beam measurement technology that can help with the process of laser optimization.

  3. Understanding VCSEL Measurement Solutions

    Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) are a type of semiconductor laser diode. This article discusses VCSEL measurement solutions and how Ophir equipment can be used to get reliable power and beam profile data on VCSELs.

  4. Analyzing Small, High Power Beams At Focus In Manufacturing Applications

    Lasers are increasingly deployed in manufacturing applications, being pushed to higher output powers and smaller beam sizes to work faster and with higher precision. Determining the beam profile at the beam focus of these lasers is critical to verify and improve manufacturing product quality. 

  5. Beam Profiling In The SWIR Range: What You Need To Know

    Phosphor-coated CCD cameras have their place in gross beam alignment and applications where essential beam diagnostics are not required. This paper describes how phosphor cameras are wrong for accurate beam diagnostic measurements and discusses how InGaAs cameras excel in this area.

  6. Medical Laser Applications: Beam Measuring And Profiling

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

  7. The Top Mistake Medical Device Engineers Make When Designing Laser Integration

    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.

  8. How To Ensure Accuracy Of Laser Measurement In Medical Devices

    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.

  9. SLM Troubleshooting Made Easy With BeamWatch® AM

    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.

  10. Evaluating A Multimodal Beam: A Brief Tutorial Highlighting The Use Of BeamGage PRO Partitioning

    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.