Ophir Photonics Featured Articles

  1. Understanding VCSEL Measurement Solutions
    4/2/2019

    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.

  2. Analyzing Small, High Power Beams At Focus In Manufacturing Applications
    2/14/2019

    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. 

  3. Beam Profiling In The SWIR Range: What You Need To Know
    10/26/2018

    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.

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Achieving Standardized Measurements With BeamWatch AM
    12/1/2017

    The BeamWatch AM is Ophir-Spiricon’s beam monitoring system designed specifically for use in the additive manufacturing industry to provide non-interfering real-time beam measurement at the location of the working plane.