Lasers/Laser Systems/Accessories

WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

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Beam Attenuation: Key To Successful Beam Profiling
This white paper discusses why beam attenuation is critical because lasers designed for cutting sheet steel will have no trouble cutting through a beam profiler if the beam power isn't attenuated.  Continue Reading..
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Joined Fast Together: e-Mobility And Laser Welding In Automotive Production
The latest automotive manufacturing processes and e-mobility technologies are tightly linked to laser welding. This white paper explores the challenges found in this juncture and why the quality of the laser beam is so important.  Continue Reading..
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Laser Measurements In Materials Processing: How And When They Absolutely, Positively Must Be Made
When improving laser-based processes, there are a variety of parameters that must be measured. Additionally, the continuously rising power of laser systems in material processing makes the requirements for laser measurement systems more challenging than ever. This white paper discusses laser measurements in materials processing as well as how and when they must be made for the best results.  Continue Reading..
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Characterizing A Laser Used In Metal Additive Manufacturing Equipment
In this application note, a developer of power-bed additive manufacturing systems needed a beam profiling system that could be used by their field technicians for setup and maintenance of customers’ lasers. The bulky water-cooled system they had been using was costly, and long lead times for sale and repair were unreasonable. Moving to a BeamGage® based system made setup quick and finding the focal spot location easy.  Continue Reading..
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Ophir Power/Energy Meter Calibration Procedure And Traceability/Error Analysis
This white paper discusses the interpretation and basis for stated measurement accuracy of Ophir Laser Power/Energy meters.  Continue Reading..
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The Power From The Mirror
High-power lasers can only be as strong as their optical components allow. Thus, the further development of laser technology depends crucially on the development of complex coating systems with a high damage threshold.  Continue Reading..
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Measuring Laser Power With A Pyroelectric Detector – The Basics of Energy Detectors
If you are involved with pulsed lasers at any level in research, product development, final test, process control, field service or laser safety, it is important to accurately measure the energy of your laser(s). In this technical paper, you will learn about the parameters that needed to consider when selecting and using a pyroelectric detector, and about the typical steps for making good energy measurements.  Continue Reading..

LASERS PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Ophir Photonics offers the 10K-W-BB-45 water cooled thermal power/energy laser measurement sensor designed for very high powers with a 45 mm aperture. The device can measure power from 100W to 11,000W and features a deflecting cone and annular absorber that withstands high power densities to 10kW/cm².

The BEAMAGE-M2 is an automated M-squared measurement system comprising the BEAMAGE-4M, 5 lenses, 3 ND filters, and 2 external beam-steering mirrors. It is the only M2 system on the market equipped with a complete set of 50 mm optics and a sensor aperture of 11.3 x 11.3 mm.

The BEAMAGE-4M is a beam profiling camera designed for accurate profile measurements of very small beams. The camera utilizes a USB 3.0 for the transfer rates up to 10X faster than regular USB 2.0 connections.

The PRONTO-250 portable laser power meter is a mid to high power probe measuring laser power up to 250 W and is small enough to fit in your pocket. This easy-to-use power meter features a color LCD screen, a friendly user interface, and fully calibrated settings for every wavelength between 248 nm and 2.5 μm (YAG), and a real calibration at 10.6 μm (CO2).

Gentec-EO offers a wide range of high accuracy laser power meters suitable for applications that require a precision measurement, from industrial to medical and even scientific uses.

Gentec-EO offers a series of portable pyroelectric energy detectors, photodiode energy detectors, and integrating sphere energy detectors for a variety of laser test and measurement applications.

The Beamage series of laser beam diagnostics instruments features a unique combination of high pixel and large sensor sizes. This allows for accurate characterization of both very small beams and only a few tens of microns to larger beams of several millimeters in width, effectively covering most applications in one package.

The steep edges, maximum transmission, and maximum reflection of ULTRA Series thin-film dichroic filters all translate into minimal loss of light intensity and optimal instrument performance. Each ULTRA Series dichroic filter, polychroic filter, dichroic beamsplitter, or beam combiner is resistant to laser damage and can be designed to work at any angle. All are ideal for use in applications such as fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, and Raman spectroscopy.

LASER NEWS

  • How Do Your Industrial Coatings Systems Hold Up?

    Laser Components, a global manufacturer of laser optics, offers a wide array of optimally adapted products to meet every customer’s unique requirements. From substrate production and coatings to thorough outgoing goods inspection, all operating steps are carried out in house. Many end products, such as internal coating optics from NUTECH, require small numbers of precisely manufactured optics, used to equip tubes and hollow bodies with corrosion and wear protection from the inside.

  • Ultrashort Pulse Lasers For Large Components

    A paradigm shift is underway in manufacturing. A research team with staff from the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen on its roster has broken new ground by using numerous laser beams as tools to structure surfaces.

  • An Electrical Trigger Fires Single, Identical Photons

    Secure telecommunications networks and rapid information processing make much of modern life possible. To provide more secure, faster, and higher-performance information sharing than is currently possible, scientists and engineers are designing next-generation devices that harness the rules of quantum physics.

  • Light Swirls Magnetization - Laser Light Pulses Enable Faster Generation Of Skyrmions In Magnets

    The researchers have clarified how the topology of the magnetic system changes in the process. As they report in the journal Nature Materials, the results offer fundamental insights into topological phase transitions and inspire new ideas on how magnetic skyrmions can be used for information technology.

  • SLAC Researchers Find Evidence For Quantum Fluctuations Near A Quantum Critical Point In A Superconductor

    Among all the curious states of matter that can coexist in a quantum material, jostling for preeminence as temperature, electron density and other factors change, some scientists think a particularly weird juxtaposition exists at a single intersection of factors, called the quantum critical point or QCP.

  • Tiny Circuits, Long Distances: Smaller Light Processing Devices For Fiber-Optic Communication

    Optical signals produced by laser sources are extensively used in fiber-optic communications, which work by pulsing information packaged as light through cables, even at great distances, from a transmitter to a receiver.

  • Multiple Laser Light Scattering Goniometer

    Testa Analytical Solutions e.K announce the launch of an upgrade kit for its BI-200SM light scattering goniometer system providing access to multiple laser Static Light Scattering (SLS) and Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) techniques.

LASERS VIDEOS

  • Beamage Camera Introduction

    The BEAMAGE-4M is a beam profiling camera designed for accurate profile measurements of very small beams. The camera utilizes a USB 3.0 for the transfer rates up to 10X faster than regular USB 2.0 connections. Check out the video for a brief introduction.

  • Pronto Si Demo Video

    The PRONTO-SI is a portable photodiode-based laser power meter designed for up to 800 mW that is so compact it fits in your pocket. Check out the video for a demonstration on this device.

  • Pronto 250 Plus Introduction

    The PRONTO-250 portable laser power meter is a mid to high power probe measuring laser power up to 250 W and is small enough to fit in your pocket. This easy-to-use power meter features a color LCD screen, a friendly user interface, and fully calibrated settings for every wavelength between 248 nm and 2.5 μm (YAG), and a real calibration at 10.6 μm (CO2).

  • Pronto 250 Plus Demo Video

    The PRONTO-250 portable laser power meter is a mid to high power probe measuring laser power up to 250 W and is small enough to fit in your pocket. Check out the video for a demonstration!

  • Introducing BeamWatch Integrated: The Non-Contact Beam Profiling And Beam Propagation Measurement System

    Christian Dini from Ophir Photonics introduces the updated version of their beam profiling and beam propagation measurement system.

  • Tutorial On Beam Propagation Analysis

    In this video, John McCauley from Ophir Photonics walks through a brief tutorial on beam propagation analysis for high powered lasers with the BeamWatch system.

  • Introducing LaserLight: The First Commercial Solid-State, Highly Directional Laser White Light Source

    At the Laser Components booth at Photonics West 2019, Julian Carey of SLD Laser introduces LaserLight, the first commercial solid-state, highly directional laser white light source with a luminance up to 100X better than LED luminaire devices.