Ophir Photonics News

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.  

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.  

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.