Laser Power / Energy Measurement – Know your basics

New wavelengths, higher powers/energies and new applications all the time – No doubt that the laser industry is advancing steadily. That being said, Dr. Ephraim Greenfield, Ophir co-founder, points out that there are still three basic ways to measure laser power and energy:

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New laser fails to perform according to specifications – What can you do about it?

Just imagine the following situation: you’re a well trained and experienced manufacturer engineer.
Your company had just purchased a laser to heat-treat metal parts but something was happening during the use of the laser that was causing the treated parts to fail the quality control checks afterwards.

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A closer look: Ophir’s most versatile, advanced, ‘do it all’ laser power meter

Another regular day at the office…Let’s say you need to perform a recorded log of the stability of the power density, position and size of your laser beam and present it as data in a table to your manager in a very short time…What would be the ultimate power/energy meter for the task?

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Ophir’s New Sensor for Measuring IPL Pulses: L40(150)A-IPL

Hair removal, skin rejuvenation and even in non-medical unregulated cosmetic applications – No doubt there is a real need to regularly monitor the IPL’s source performance.

Meet Ophir’s new sensor specifically designed for measuring IPL pulses: L40(150)A-IPL.

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If you have a laser, you need to measure it.

As in every year – Ophir’s 2018 new catalog covers a wide range of laser power and energy sensors, meters and laser beam profiling systems for medical, industrial, defense, and research applications.

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THANK YOU FOR VISITING US AT THE 2018 Photonics west Trade show!

We would like to dedicate this blog post to all of  you who came by our booth (#507) at the 2018 Photonics west Trade show.
Among many other  exciting products, we were glad to introduc the new Centauri laser power meter for the very first time!

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MKS Announces Ophir® Centauri, Compact Touch-Screen Laser Power/Energy Meter

San Francisco, CA – January 30, 2018 – MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® Centauri at Photonics West 2018, a compact, portable laser power / energy meter for precise measurements of laser performance over time.

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This is why you need to Visit Ophir Next Week at Photonics West 2018


With less than a week to go, the team at Ophir Photonics is getting ready to pack their bags and head off to San Francisco to attend the SPIE Photonics West Conference.

Use a laser? You won’t want to miss our booth (#507) at Photonics West.


Well, here’s a taste of what you will see there:

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4 ways Ophir’s “LP2” laser sensors can help you beat measurement challenges

When you’re facing a difficult laser measurement problem, you want a solution in which you can have full confidence– so you can focus on your application.

Let’s say you’re NOT a laser measurement expert.
In many laser applications nowadays, you can find yourself facing multiple challenges. Any of these sound familiar?

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We’ve all been there before.

You just want to measure the laser power with a simple power meter, but before you write down the reading, you notice it’s changed.  You take a closer look and see that it’s changing continuously.  

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