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You have a laser beam profiler. Want an iPad?

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So, you’ve been profiling your laser beam for a while?

Share a picture of your beam profile and you could win an iPad.


Happy Holidays!

snow on deck

I hope you’re taking this time to relax and spend some time with friends and family.

But if you really need your laser measurement blog fix, here are some highlights from 2014:


Do You Use a High Average Power Pulsed Laser?

F-PE80BF-DIF-C – Small The New FPE80 High Average Power Sensor for Energy Measurements

The average powers of pulsed lasers are getting higher and higher these days.  With IPG Photonics’ fiber lasers, Trumpf’s solid state lasers, and others, pulsed lasers can have average powers higher than 100 W.

This can pose a challenge when you try to measure and monitor your laser beam, as very few pyroelectric energy sensors can handle that level of average power. Continued

Our Website Just Got a Facelift

New product page

We’re really excited about our new website design.

But we know that any change, even an improvement, can catch people off-guard and even disrupt their flow.   So I want to take you through the key features and ease your transition. Continued

StarLab 3: Why Upgrade?

StarLab 3.0 Laser Measurement Software

StarLab 3.0 Laser Measurement Software

You may feel that StarLab 2.4 works fine and after all, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Well, you’re right.

StarLab 2.4 is okay.  In fact, we were quite proud of it until now.  But StarLab 3.0 is not just new features and bug fixes.  The user interface was taken apart and rebuilt from scratch in a way that (we hope) is easier to use, cleaner, and more flexible. Continued

Here’s How Klaus Hansen Measures his Laser

advanced beam shaping for laser cutting and welding

We are proud to announce that Klaus Hansen is the winner of our Facebook beam profiling image contest.  He entered the picture below – “advanced beam shaping for laser cutting and welding.”

Want to know how and why he profiles his laser systems?  Want to find out the trick he uses to make laser alignment a snap?  I asked him a few questions about his method and motivation. Continued

You have a laser beam profiler. Want an iPad?

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So, you’ve been profiling your laser beam for a while?

Share a picture of your beam profile and you could win an iPad. Continued

The 2014 Laser Measurement Catalog is Here!

2014 Laser Measurement Catalog

Imagine spending hours on the internet searching for the highest power laser measurement sensor.  Search after search and you’re still not sure you’ve exhausted all the options.

Now picture instead that the moment you begin to wonder, you just open up your laser measurement folder, and there – in one PDF file – are the answers to all your questions. keep reading and Download the free Catalog.

Want a Sneak Peek at Ophir’s Newest Products?


Every year, tens of thousands of photonics professionals and enthusiasts gather together under one roof to share ideas, discover new products and discuss their applications.  Continued

Thank You – And an Opportunity

happy holiday thum

As the year is closing, I’d like to take a moment to say thank you. There can be no blog without an audience – which is why I want to turn the mike over to you. What would you like to read more about in 2014? Continued