By admin on Jul 8, 2010 in Laser Beam Profilers | comments(3)
|The latest software released by Ophir-Spiricon is BeamGagewhich is the first software that analyzes both laser power/energy (Ophir’s expertise) and beam profiling (Spiricon’s expertise) simultaneously. BeamGage which can be used with any PC with Windows XP and beyond at a 32-bit mode, uses time stamps on both the laser power meter readings and the beam profile data, in order to attain a more complete understanding of your laser’s performance.In order to ensure accurate measurements, BeamGage is based on UltraCal™, Ophir-Spiricon’s patented baseline correction algorithm that helped establish the ISO 11146-3 standard for beam measurement accuracy.BeamGage, which comes with BeamMaker®, a beam simulator, and many other features, supplies a wide range of data analysis, something currently unavailable elsewhere. With fifty five measurement options, very little is now left to the imagination.Read the press release here.
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By admin on Jul 8, 2010 in Laser Power & Energy Meters, Sensors | comments(2)
|An array of pins cool the device and keep its size down to around half of other comparable sensors on the market.The new line of Ophir thermal laser power sensors is out! These sensors are very compact because of their cooling systems.“These thermal laser power sensors are produced with a new manufacturing process that allows the devices’ disks to stand up to higher temperatures,” stated Ephraim Greenfield, CTO, Laser Measurement Group, Ophir-Spiricon. “This means they are more reliable under continued use and when cycling at high powers. And because of their superior cooling capacity, the devices are half the volume of competitive productsfor the same maximum power levels.” Continued
By admin on Jul 8, 2010 in Laser Power & Energy Meters, Sensors | comments(3)
|Choosing the best laser sensor for a particular application can be quite overwhelming. To help make the process much easier, there is now a new tool that will direct you towards the laser sensors that will best fit your needs. It is the (free to use) Ophir-Spiricon Sensors Finding Program (SFP). We’ll talk more about it later (it definitely deserves its own blog post) but here’s the thing: When using the SFP, you’ll be inserting quite a few facts about your laser into the program and in order to insert them correctly, well, you’ll need to know what they are.We’ve created a short guidethat explains which details you need to know about your laser and why. Please keep in mind that it is of utmost importance to attain all of this information so that the sensor you choose will not get damaged and will give accurate readings. Just to give you an idea, here is a quick overview:
- Wavelength – The laser wavelength must be within the range of the sensor’s wavelength.
- Beam diameter – When you input the beam diameter, the Sensor Finder automatically takes into account that the sensor aperture has to be larger than the beam itself.
- Continuous wave (CW) or pulsed – Is your laser continuous or pulsed? Each type comes with different factors to consider like the range of average power or energy, pulse rate and width etc.
- Type of measurement required – There are three types of measurements: average power, energy or single shot energy. Basically, a continuous wave laser will need an average power measurement while a pulsed laser will most probably need an energy measurement because it provides more details about the pulses which is usually important. As for the single shot energy measurement, most sensors can provide this information.
To read the full guide, click here. Please let us know if you have any further questions or if there are any topics on which you would like more information
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By admin on Jul 8, 2010 in Laser Beam Profilers | comments(0)
|Customers ask us how they can know if their laser beam profiler is accurate. This is an excellent and important question but unfortunately, there is no simple answer. The fact is that there is no calibration available for laser beam profilers. The next best thing is to use top quality pieces and technology so that we can conclude beyond a reasonable doubt that the profiling is indeed accurate.The article “A discussion of laser beam profiling and the subject of accuracy” goes in depth explaining what in the Ophir-Spiricon analyzers leads to high accuracy. Two of the main factors that create accuracy in our products are the following: Continued