Tag Archives: Software

StarLab 3.30 Pass/Fail limits feature – A closer look

User-defined pass/fail limits allow setting the upper and lower bounds of an acceptable measurement, and getting a clear indication when the measurement deviates from these bounds.

In case you weren’t aware -The ‘pass/fail’ feature can be used as a tool to perform QA final inspection on the laser. Developers can use this to demonstrate the results of a prototype laser to Management (or even VC’s!) as part of the pitch for funding.

How?

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Finding the center of the NanoScan

Finding the mechanical location of your laser beam can be important in some applications.

Using a NanoScan (Scanning Slit Beam Profiling) you can find a mechanical location of the center of your beam by following these steps:

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Laser measurement software from Ophir® can now measure laser power from anywhere! – Part 2

If you read our last blog post in the series, now you probably wondering – ‘How can I connect my EA-1 (Ophir’s Ethernet adopter) to StarLab laser measurement software?’
Well, not to worry – we’ve got that covered for you:

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It’s not too late to get a sneak peek at Ophir’s newest products!

Laser World of Photonics 2017 is happening, and we are so excited to present in front of thousands of photonics professionals and enthusiasts, gathered together under one roof to share ideas, discover new products and discuss their applications.

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MKS’ Ophir® Business Unit Announces StarLab 3.30, Laser Power/Energy Measurement Software

Andover, MA – June 13, 2017 – MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced Ophir® StarLab 3.30, easy-to-use laser measurement software that turns a PC into a multi-channel laser power / energy display station.

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Going to Munich for Laser World of Photonics 2017?

Going to Munich for Laser World of Photonics2017?
We’ve prepared many things for you to see!

We’ll be showing several exciting new products in Munich this year in addition to quite a few of our classics.
So if you…

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Recalibrating Your Laser Power Meter for Long-Term Accuracy and Reliability

We’d all like to imagine that our things will stay in mint condition forever.  But we know that’s not the case.  Just like laser degrade (and therefore must be measured), the measurement equipment itself will slowly drift away from its precise calibration.

This is why we recommend yearly calibration.  If you aren’t sure when your laser power or energy is due for recalibration, you can check by connecting it to a meter.  If it needs to be recalibrated, a notification will pop up on the first screen.

Here’s how the recalibration process works.

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A Shortcut for Calculating Laser Power Density

This post was originally posted in 2012.  It is still very popular, so I wanted to share it here in case you get some value from it.

Here’s a laser power density calculator, if that’s what you wanted.

Read on if you’re interested in an easy way to calculate power density – even in your head.

Laser engineers and technicians are often required to calculate a laser’s power density to determine whether a beam would damage an optic or sensor or for other various applications. By definition, power density is power per unit area which is usually expressed in terms of W/cm2

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A Glimpse into the Life of Ophir CTO Ephraim Greenfield

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What’s the one quality you need to be a great scientist?

Intelligence?  Diligence?

If you ask Ephraim Greenfield, co-founder of Ophir, he’ll probably tell you it’s a mixture of luck and being willing to just go ahead and try something.

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How to Find the Perfect Laser Beam Profiler

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I wish I could tell you that there is one super-profiler, and it will profile any laser with 100% accuracy!

Of course that’s a pipe dream. There are tons of different laser types, so it stands to reason that we’ll need several different profilers to cover the range of lasers.  There are cameras and scanning slit profilers, both with many options for detector types.

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