Ophir Photonics News

  1. MKS Announces New Ophir® NanoScan™ Scanning Slit Laser Beam Profilers for Sub-Micron Measurement of Tunable Lasers and Mid IR Lasers
    8/15/2018

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced new additions to the Ophir® NanoScan™ 2s line of high power, scanning slit laser beam profilers. NanoScan products are NIST-calibrated profilers that instantly measure beam position and size with sub-micron precision for CW and kilohertz pulsed lasers. NanoScan profilers offer a choice of silicon, germanium, or pyroelectric detectors, which allows profiling lasers of any wavelength, from UV to far infrared, to 100μm and beyond.

  2. MKS Announces New Ophir® High Resolution Beam Profiling Camera With GigE Interface For High-Speed Applications
    7/31/2018

    MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the new Ophir® SP920G GigE Silicon CCD High Resolution Camera designed specifically for industrial laser beam profiling applications.

  3. Ophir® Photonics Receives ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation Ensuring Highest Accuracy NIST-Traceable Measurements From The Company's Laser Measurement Products
    6/26/2018

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, is pleased to announce that Ophir® Photonics has received ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for its Jerusalem, Israel Calibration Laboratory. ISO/IEC 17025 is given to calibration laboratories who have achieved the highest standards of quality, administration, and technical operations.

  4. New Ophir® PD300-MS Power Meter For Fluorescence Microscopy Measures High NA Microscope Objectives
    5/23/2018

    MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® PD300-MS microscope slide power meter for accurate measurements of light emitted from fluorescence microscopes. The PD300-MS measures power levels of high numerical aperture (NA) objectives, from 5µW to 1W. A special filter provides low angular dependence, enabling higher accuracy measurements. NIST-traceable calibration allows for measurement of wavelengths from 350nm to 1100nm. The power meter is designed for use with a wide range of light sources in such applications as photoactivation or photobleaching. To accommodate limited space, it has the same footprint as a standard microscope slide. The PD300-MS can be used at the sample plane in air or with water/oil immersion objectives without damage.

  5. MKS Announces Ophir® Centauri, Portable Laser Power / Energy Meter With Sophisticated Graphical Display And Advanced Math Functions
    2/20/2018

    MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® Centauri at Photonics West 2018, a compact, portable laser power / energy meter for precise measurements of laser performance over time. The Centauri features a large, full-color, seven-inch touch-screen for visual review of data using a wide range of graphical display formats, such as Digital with Bargraph, Pulse Chart, and Real Time Statistics Displays. Advanced math functions include Density, Scale Factor, and Normalize Against Baseline.

  6. MKS Announces Ophir® Focal Spot Analyzer For Monitoring Material Processing Laser Performance
    1/22/2018

    MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® Focal Spot Analyzer, a laser beam monitoring system that measures the focus spot and power of high power lasers in real time. The Focal Spot Analyzer measures focal spot size down to 35µm and laser power from <1 to 400 watts for wavelengths from 266 – 1100nm. Designed for laser applications with shorter working distances, the system monitors power density distribution of the focal spot and shifts in the focal plane location, and provides a well understood location of the laser caustic.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.  

  9. 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.

  10. 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.