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.
I’m talking, of course, about Photonics West, the largest photonics event in the world. There will be more than 1,000 booths so it’s easy to get lost in the sea of products, demos, and campaigns. That’s why I’d recommend you come with a plan – who are the must-sees, and where are they’re located?
And if you use a laser, you want (and likely need) to measure it.
And if you’re measuring your laser then you must stop by Ophir Photonics booth 1301.
Have any questions about how to best use your laser measurement equipment? This is your chance to ask our experts whatever you like.
We will show you just how easy it is to measure your laser, and all the results you can get – whether you’re measuring power, energy, beam profile, or anything else.
You can be the first to see Ophir’s newest products.
So… do you want a sneak peek?
Ophir is introducing several new products, but I’ll just tell you about 4 of them:
1) High Power Sensor – Ophir now has a 100 kW power sensor that doesn’t take up a whole room! Seriously, for its power rating it’s quite small (50 cm aperture by 50 cm depth). Laser focus world recognized it as the first commercial power sensor that can measure such high powers. In fact, they rated it the #3 technology of 2013!
2) Low Energy Sensor – On the opposite side of the spectrum is Ophir’s newest addition to the Pyro-C line of energy sensors: PE9-ES-C. This sensor is four times more sensitive than the previously most sensitive energy sensor – it can measure down to 50 nJ.
3) StarLite USB – the new inexpensive power meter has just been given an upgrade. It can now be purchased with a USB port, which means one can log data and use StarLab, speaking of which…
4) StarLab 3.0 – if you know StarLab, you might be wondering what was lacking in the old version (2.4). It’s got multi-channel graphing, mathematical operations between sensors, and much, much, more.
As a matter of fact, one of our own engineers asked the same question. Then, he was shown the new version and was blown away. StarLab’s user interface was completely redone, from the ground up. It looks nicer, yeah, but that wasn’t the point. The software engineers took the perspective of, “will this make it easier for the user?” and repeated the question until StarLab 3.0 came out.
You just have to see it to understand.
And for those applications where spatial power distribution is critical, you do not want to miss the chance to see BeamWatch and Pyrocam IV in action.
BeamWatch is a completely new way of thinking about laser beam profiling – it profiles the beam without even touching it, which means laser power is irrelevant and there is presumably no upper limit.
The Pyrocam is a unique laser beam profiler that both deep UV and far IR lasers. This upgrade improves several things, including:
- Larger active area
- Higher pixel resolution
- Better sensitivity
- Higher saturation level
So, if you value your laser (or the outcome of your laser process) I expect to see you at Photonics West 2014.