Lasers/Laser Systems/Accessories

WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

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Measuring Challenges Of Wide Divergent Beams
Wide, divergent beams place specific requirements on a measurement system. The apertures of conventional beam profilers are too small to collect the entire spot of large or divergent light sources, while diverging beams cannot be accurately measured with regular detectors.   Continue Reading..
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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..

LASERS PRODUCTS & SERVICES

The LE/LSE Series from Sensors Unlimited comprises InGaAs linear photodiode arrays and can be used in many commercial applications, as well as in industrial process control. Additional applications include inspection in agricultural sorting, biomedical analysis, thermal imaging and NIR Molecular Spectroscopy.

FLEXPOINT MVpulse laser module combines two criteria of machine vision: Bright light with output powers up to 100 mW and class 2 eye safety. High output and high contrast images allow for detailed processing. Bright light only needs to be available when the camera takes an image. The electronics match acquisition frequency and illumination pulses to each other, enable high output powers without the use of complex protective measures.

Laser Components offers a variety of high-power, surface-emitting VCSEL laser diodes with high-reliability and beam quality. They are used for a number of industrial and consumer applications.

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.

LASER NEWS

  • MKS Instruments Announces Ophir® Ariel, Ultra-Compact Laser Power Meter For Measuring High Power Industrial Lasers In Confined Spaces

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® Ariel, a self-contained, ultra-compact laser power meter for measuring high power industrial lasers up to 8KW. Designed for OEM and end-user applications in closed and confined spaces, such as additive manufacturing, metal cutting, and welding, the Ariel power meter is a robust, battery-powered device that requires no water or fan cooling and is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

  • Optimal Information About The Invisible

    With laser may radiate to measure precisely where an object is located, or if it changes its position. Normally, however, you need a clear, unclouded view of this object - and this requirement is not always met.

  • Record-Breaking Laser Link Could Help Us Test Whether Einstein Was Right

    Scientists from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) and The University of Western Australia (UWA) have set a world record for the most stable transmission of a laser signal through the atmosphere.

  • Crystal Structures In Super Slow Motion

    Laser beams can be used to change the properties of materials in an extremely precise way. This principle is already widely used in technologies such as rewritable DVDs. However, the underlying processes generally take place at such unimaginably fast speeds and at such a small scale that they have so far eluded direct observation.

  • Recycle Metals Instead Of Extracting Natural Resources - With Laser-Based Sensor Technology

    To strengthen the competitiveness of the industry in terms of raw material supply, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT and Cronimet developed Ferroleg. GmbH jointly developed a laser-based sorting process for metal scrap as part of the BMBF-funded project »PLUS«. A new sensor makes the recycling of metallic raw materials many times more efficient than was previously possible.

  • Scientists Use Diamonds To Generate Better Accelerator Beams

    Beam-driven wakefield acceleration approaches are promising candidates for future large-scale machines, including X-ray free electron lasers and linear colliders, as they have the potential to improve efficiency and reduce operation cost.

  • Researchers Develop Laser-Based Process To 3D Print Detailed Glass Objects

    Researchers have developed a new laser-based process for 3D printing intricate parts made of glass. With further development, the new method could be useful for making complex optics for vision, imaging, illumination or laser-based applications.

LASERS VIDEOS

  • A Virtual Tour At The Ophir Laser Optics Jerusalem Production Site

    Join us for a virtual tour at our Jerusalem production site to learn how we provide a one-stop-shop solution, from design to manufacture, assembly and QA, for optical components and assemblies for high-power laser applications.

  • 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.