WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

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LiDAR: Measuring The Measurement System Is Essential
This white paper discusses the importance of precisely measuring LiDAR parameters and its impact on the performance and construction of LiDAR systems.  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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Monitoring The Surface Temperature On Curing Epoxy Resin Samples
Epoxy resin systems are mostly used as a matrix material in fiber composites. In a variety of manufacturing processes, the corresponding resin system is processed in a flowable state. The material only acquires its rigidity in a subsequent curing process. This is characterized by an exothermic chemical reaction with a pronounced temperature dependence that must be monitored closely. This application note discusses how the VarioCAM® HD...  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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Lens Condition Analysis: Exploring Lens Failures And Their Causes
This white paper gathers customer feedback on cases of lens condition analysis and captures their experience in operating their laser systems.  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..

TEST AND MEASUREMENT EQUIPMENT PRODUCTS

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 FLIR RS8500 MWIR camera is a high-performance thermal science camera combined with an infrared telescope in a single weatherproof housing for long range tracking and measurement. The imaging system is built around a high-resolution 1280 x 1024 midwave indium antimonide detector that can deliver data at up to 180 frames per second.

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 QE25SP-S-MT-D0 is a pyroelectric detector designed for laser energy measurements up to 3.0 J with a noise level down to 2 µJ for the MB coating. The modular design concept increases the power capabilities and uses two different cooling modules.

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).

The MAESTRO is a touchscreen display device for power and energy measurements within thermopiles, photo detectors, and pyroelectrics. The device features a large touch screen LCD display with 18bit color and 640 x 480 resolution.

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 the largest selection of calibrated laser energy sensors for the measurement of laser powers from nanojoules to several tens of joules per pulse. They are offered in standalone formats, where the electronics are integrated in the device, or as standard sensors that can be hooked up to an energy meter.

TEST AND MEASUREMENT EQUIPMENT VIDEOS

  • Integra 2nd Gen Introduction

    The second generation of the INTEGRA is a meterless line of all-in-one detectors that combine a detector and a meter in one device that lugs directly into your PC. Each detector of the INTEGRA series offers the same incredible performance as the usual detector and meter combination, from pW to kW and from fJ to J. For a brief introduction on this product, watch the video.

  • 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.

  • MAESTRO Laser Power And Energy Meter Introduction

    The MAESTRO is a touchscreen display device for power and energy measurements within thermopiles, photo detectors, and pyroelectrics. The device features a large touch screen LCD display with 18bit color and 640 x 480 resolution.

  • 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).

  • Woodward Testimonial

    The Woodward company is one of the oldest U.S. companies that started out providing water wheel governors and has grown to delivering control systems for reciprocating engines, gas steam engines, aircraft turbines, and aircraft actuation flight control. As these systems become more advanced, they must be regulated at higher standards. Woodward uses ZYGO’s optical metrology technologies to advance their materials inspection.

  • Interferometer Drop Test

    This video is not your typical test. ZYGO is going to drop test their newly packed interferometer. You read that right. See what happens!