Ophir Photonics News

  1. MKS Announces Ophir® LBS-300s, New Beam Splitter Finds Focus Spots With Shorter Working Distances
    12/13/2017

    MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® LBS-300s, a compact, portable laser beam splitter for handling small beam diameters and a wide range of powers. The LBS-300s measures laser beams with diameters up to 15mm and powers from 10mW to 400W. It is designed with a shorter distance from the input surface to the camera array to accommodate finding focus spots with shorter working distances. This makes the LBS-300s ideal for enclosed workstations, such as micromachining, microwelding, and medical device manufacturing.

  2. MKS Announces Ophir® BeamWatch AM, Non-Contact Laser Beam Monitoring System For Additive Manufacturing
    11/20/2017

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® BeamWatch® AM, the industry's first non-contact laser beam monitoring system for additive manufacturing. BeamWatch AM is a lightweight, compact system designed for real-time measurement of focal shift during laser startup of powder bed fusion manufacturing processes. It measures key beam size, position, and quality parameters, including focus spot size and beam caustic. These measurements allow users to more easily determine when the beam is aligned and in focus, providing more consistent metallurgy. Measurements can be displayed as tabular, 2D, and 3D views, providing a quick and realistic display of laser characteristics.  

  3. MKS Announces Ophir® FGC100, NIST Traceable LED Calibration Standard
    9/12/2017

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, announces the Ophir® FGC100, a NIST-traceable LED calibration standard designed to calibrate the Ophir® FluxGage™ system. FluxGage is a compact, all-in-one LED luminaire measurement system that measures flux, color, and flicker, important quantities for evaluating the performance of LED-based products. FluxGage is used instead of large, cumbersome integrating spheres during development and production, and for incoming inspection and quality control of new and replacement parts, allowing LED luminaires and modules to be sorted for consistency.

  4. MKS Announces Ophir® BeamSquared™ 2.0, Laser Beam Propagation System for Continuous Use Applications
    6/28/2017

    MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, announces Ophir® BeamSquared™ 2.0, the newest version of the company's M2 laser beam propagation system designed to help users optimize laser performance. A robust, portable device, BeamSquared automatically measures the propagation characteristics of CW and pulsed lasers quickly, in less than one minute.

  5. MKS Announces Ophir® Laser Power Sensors With Very High Damage Threshold, Very Low Reflection
    6/27/2017

    Munich, Germany - MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced a new line of high damage threshold laser power/energy sensors designed for CW lasers with high power densities, as well as long as for pulse lasers. The Ophir® 1000W-LP2-34, L1500W-LP2-50, 5000W-LP2-50, and FL600A-LP2-65 feature a new LP2 coating that provides the highest damage threshold in the industry, 10kW/cm2 at 1kW power.  

  6. MKS' Ophir® Business Unit Announces Large Array Laser Beam Profiling Camera With Quick And Easy USB Interfacing
    6/1/2017

    MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® Pyrocam™ IV USB, a laser beam profiling camera that allows users to see their laser beam for dynamic alignment and proper operation. The camera features a 320 x 320 pixel pyroelectric array that can profile beams up to 1 inch (25 mm) without the need for reduction optics. It also includes a new USB 3.0 interface that provides a quick and easy connection to PCs for beam analysis, 2D and 3D beam display, as well as trending, data logging, and storage.

  7. MKS' Ophir® Business Unit Introduces Smallest, Lightest Weight, Continuous Zoom Lens For Drones And UAVs
    5/2/2017

    MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, will announce the Ophir® LightIR compact, continuous zoom lens at the XPONENTIAL show for Unmanned Systems and Robotics, May 8-11, 2017. LightIR is a lightweight, infrared (IR) thermal imaging lens for cooled detectors in commercial applications, including drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), marine, and handheld devices.

  8. MKS' Ophir® Business Unit Announces Compact Laser Power Sensor For Very High Powers To 15K-W
    4/19/2017

    MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the 15K-W-BB-45 from Ophir®, a compact, fan-cooled, thermal laser power measurement sensor that handles very high powers up to 15,000W.

  9. MKS' Ophir® Business Unit Announces BeamCheck™, Beam Profiling System For Additive Manufacturing
    3/15/2017

    MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced BeamCheck™ from Ophir®, a new beam profiling system that ensures accurate laser performance in additive manufacturing applications, like selective laser sintering (SLS) and selective laser melting (SLM).

  10. Ophir Expands Series Of Precisely Calibrated Integrating Spheres For Divergent Beams
    2/1/2017

    MKS Instruments, Inc. recently announced new additions to the Ophir® Integrating Sphere series of products. Designed for measuring divergent and collimated light sources, such as laser diodes and LEDs, the Ophir Integrating Spheres are integrating sphere and photodiode sensor systems for measuring the optical power of divergent, narrowband light sources. The series includes three precisely calibrated spheres that measure powers from 20nW to as high as 30W.