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Are You Safe At A Laser Light Show?
The assessment of laser beam exposure used for entertainment applications is a challenging undertaking. Both the emission and the environment pose particular obstacles to persons with the responsibility of ensuring emissions are below the permissible exposure limits. This article discusses how use of Ophir’s BC20 detector is able to offer significant improvements in measurements quality over traditional laser power detectors intended for...  Continue Reading..
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Quality Assurance In Additive Production
Whether in research or in production, the laser parameters must be checked regularly. For this purpose, Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies IAPT generally turns to the Ophir BeamWatch AM, which measures the laser beam without contact, is compact enough to be used inside the production chamber, and delivers measurement results quickly. This case study covers the full story.  Continue Reading..
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Measuring Average Power Of Pulsed Lasers With Photodiodes
Recent development in VCSELs for applications in remote sensing, require measurement of average power during pulsed operation. When measuring average power of pulsed lasers, another mechanism may also affect the linearity of the photodiode. In this article we review this mechanism.  Continue Reading..
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Lasers Easily Make Tough Measurements In Automobile And Aircraft Manufacturing
Lasers and laser line modules offer measurement capabilities that can catch misalignment, reduce time in finding problems with production, and make gap measurements in a large variety of automobile and aircraft manufacturing applications.  Continue Reading..
ISO Compliance Of Non-Contact, Real-Time Beam Analysis
ISO Compliance Of Non-Contact, Real-Time Beam Analysis
To deliver continuously high product quality, the key parameters of laser beams in production applications must be measured on a regular basis. Ophir has tackled the task and developed a non-contact measurement technology, the BeamWatch, based on the Rayleigh scattering.   Continue Reading..
Understanding VCSEL Measurement Solutions
Understanding VCSEL Measurement Solutions
Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) are a type of semiconductor laser diode. This article discusses VCSEL measurement solutions and how Ophir equipment can be used to get reliable power and beam profile data on VCSELs.  Continue Reading..
Robots, Lasers, And Artificial Intelligence Join Forces Undersea
Robots, Lasers, And Artificial Intelligence Join Forces Undersea
Subsea robots, lasers, and artificial intelligence have been combined into one dynamic solution that will change the methods of working underwater. The SeaVision® subsea 3D laser imaging system is used to perform high-resolution RGB laser line scanning.   Continue Reading..

LASERS PRODUCTS & SERVICES

The Ophir® FluxGage™ 604 series is a compact measurement system featuring four additional color sensors that are evenly arranged in the bottom of the device delivering further x, y, and CCT data besides the illuminance. The system provides an overview of the color and overall uniformity of the measured light in seconds, allowing for the direct evaluation of LED chips or optical assemblies used for color mixing and beam shaping.

The Ophir® L40(500)A-LP2-DIF-35 is a compact, high damage threshold laser power/energy sensor capable of measuring up to 4kW without the need for water cooling. The Ophir® L40(500)A-LP2-DIF-35 can measure CW lasers up to 500W and pulsed lasers up to 2kJ. The compact design makes it easy to place between optical components when troubleshooting a beam path. The sensor can handle large, unfocused beams of 35mm diameter, as well as narrow, high density beams down to 1mm @ 1kW.

The Ophir® LBS-300HP-NIR Beam Splitter is a compact device designed to deliver extremely high-power density attenuation for beams up to 15 MW/cm2 at 5 kW in high power NIR lasers. With the ability to transmit 99.9999 percent of the incident NIR beam, the beam splitter can accurately measure beam shape, focal spot, beam waist, and overall power.

SCHOTT offers a series of high-performance glass-based diffusers designed to radiate laser light extremely homogeneously and efficiently (more than 80%) for more effective medical treatments. They are offered with various diffuser geometries, including cylindrical, front emitting, spherical, and other special shapes.

The Ophir IS6-D family of 6” integrating spheres (5.3” inside) is for use with divergent (D) beams. These instruments have no detectors, where the detection configuration for IS6-D spheres are done by the user. They can also be used as uniform light sources.

The Ophir® L2000W-PF-120 is a water-cooled Laser Power/Energy Sensor designed for measuring large pulsed lasers. This thermal sensor measures powers from 1 W to 200 W and energies form 6 J to 6000 J over the spectral range of 0.3 µm to 2.2 µm. The sensor features a large 120 m aperture to accommodate for high energy densities and short pulses.

The Ophir® SP1201 and SP1203 are compact, InGaAs camera-based beam profiling systems designed specifically for real-time viewing and measuring of the optical performance of laser beams. The SP1201 features a QVGA resolution InGaAs camera, and the SP1203 features a high-resolution VGA InGaAs camera, both for high sensitivity imaging.

The Ophir® SP920 USB 3.0 Silicon CCD High Resolution Beam Profiling Camera is designed to accurately capture and analyze wavelengths from 190 nm – 1100 nm, with enhanced sensitivity at 1070 nm. The camera features a wide dynamic range, excellent signal to noise ratio, USB 3.0 interface, and BeamGage® beam analysis software. It is ideal for measuring CW and pulsed laser profiles in such high-speed applications as medical imaging, microscopy, or micromachining.

LASER NEWS

  • Microlearning Applied To Laser Safety

    This article explains the concept and demonstrates how the training approach known as “microlearning” can be applied in laser use settings to the advantage of staff, researchers, and management.

  • Properly Executing Fiber Optic Safety

    Happily, laser accidents with fibers are almost exclusively related to non-beam hazards. Still, laser fiber users need to understand a number of factors relevant to fiber optic safety.

  • Understanding Laser Safety In Fabrication Settings

    Many laser standards exist to address the variety of laser use applications, but the fabrication setting is conspicuously omitted. This article details what the basic laser safety requirements for fabrication, as well as what it takes to implement such safeguards.  

  • A Guide To Selecting Laser Protective Eyewear

    When it comes to laser protective eyewear, a number of factors go into selecting the best option, and some are more important than others.

  • Recognizing Ergonomic Concerns In The Laser Lab

    To improve the safety, positive working environment, and ― ideally ― effectiveness of your laser lab, weigh these ergonomic considerations when approaching its layout.

  • BEA Lasers Expands MIL Series With New Laser Alignment Modules

    Both new MIL RA Alignment Modules feature a low profile 3/8” rugged laser housing, fitted with a M12 connector. A PVC jacketed cable 2 meters long, integrated power supply and optional mounting bracket complete this sturdy ready-to-use system.

  • Introducing The ‘Smart Mirror’

    Lasers play roles in many manufacturing processes, from welding car parts to crafting engine components with 3D printers.* To control these tasks, manufacturers must ensure that their lasers fire at the correct power. 

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