Lasers/Laser Systems/Accessories

WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

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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..
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Measuring Laser Power With A Thermopile Detector – The Basics of Power Detectors
If you are involved with CW or pulsed lasers, doing research, system design, process control, final test, or field service, you are going to want to accurately measure your laser power. The more you know about the measurement process, the better the results. To this purpose, this paper shares basic technical insights in the laser measurement field with the use of a thermopile detector.  Continue Reading..
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Introduction to Quad Laser Position Sensing Detectors And Monitor
The Gentc-EO QUAD-4Track takes advantage of the superior performance of their Pyroelectric Quadrant Detectors over Silicon quad and lateral effect photodiodes. These QUAD-E detectors are designed to measure pulsed lasers and QUAD-P detectors for CW or Quasi-CW lasers. The QUAD- 4Track Laser Position Monitor is a powerful, 4-channel, microprocessor-based instrument that not only measures beam position, but also the power or energy of the laser.  Continue Reading..
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Measuring THz Radiation: Choose A Pyroelectric Detector Or Golay Cell?
How does the performance of a Golay Cell compare to that of a LiTaO3 Pyroelectric Detector? This application note reviews how these two detectors work and compares their performance specifications to help you make the best decision on which to use for measuring THz radiation.  Continue Reading..

LASERS PRODUCTS & SERVICES

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.

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.

LASER NEWS

  • NeoPhotonics And Inphi Complete The First Successful Interoperability Demonstration Of 400ZR Over 120km

    Inphi Corporation, a leader in high-speed data movement interconnects, and NeoPhotonics Corporation, a leading developer of silicon photonics and advanced hybrid photonic integrated circuit-based lasers, modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high speed communications networks, today announced that the companies completed the industry’s first interoperability demonstration of OIF 400ZR Implementation Agreement compliant coherent transceivers, operating successfully across the C-Band over 120km of optical fiber.

  • UniKLasers Targets Wide Range Of Applications With Launch Of Powerful Single Frequency Red Laser Series

    UniKLasers Limited, a leading manufacturer of high precision scientific laser instrumentation, has launched a second-generation series of its Solo 640 range of laser equipment, offering greater precision and feature enhancement in areas reliant on single frequency laser technology such as high-resolution Holography, Interferometry, Raman and Brillouin Spectroscopy.

  • 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.

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.

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