Ophir Photonics Featured Articles

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

    Lasers are increasingly deployed in manufacturing applications, being pushed to higher and higher output powers and smaller 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. However, there are enormous challenges that must be overcome to capture the beam profiling data. This white paper discusses best practices for analyzing small, high power beams at focus for manufacturing applications.

  2. 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. However, due to the wide wavelength range of InGaAs cameras, the very high sensitivity of the array with very low noise, the real characteristics of the 1.5mμm beam can be detected, imaged, and measured with true accuracy. This white paper describes how the phosphor camera is the wrong solution for accurate beam diagnostic measurements and discusses how InGaAs cameras excel in this area.

  3. Medical Laser Applications: Beam Measuring And Profiling

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Laser Measurement Solutions For Medical Applications

    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.

  9. Achieving Standardized Measurements With BeamWatch AM

    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. 

  10. How Ophir-Spiricon Determines The Dynamic Range Of Laser Measurement Products

    This article explains the importance of understanding and stating a dynamic range correctly. This paper also provides insight on how Ophir-Spiricon, a global leader in precision infrared optics and photonics instrumentation, determines its products’ dynamic range properly.