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Laser Measurements Techniques for a Controlled Material Process
Process control is vital to the success of all manufacturing facilities, regardless of the product being made. In a growing number of material processing applications — welding, cutting, ablating, even marking and scientific instruments — lasers are an integral part of the production process......
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BeamGage Tutorial: Results Display Configuration
In this video, we demonstrate how to configure BeamGage to display the many possible measurement results of a laser under test.
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Focus shift monitoring of high power laser
BeamWatch™ utilizes disruptive technology to measure very high power YAG and fiber lasers. By not intercepting the beam and yet providing instantaneous measurements, you can now monitor the beam characteristic at frequent intervals without having to shut down the process or remove tooling and fixtures to get access. In addition, you can now measure focal spot location at millisecond intervals and know if there is any focal spot shift during those critical start-up moments.
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Allen Cary and John McCauley discuss how to match laser beam profiling to your laser beam application.
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BeamGage Tutorial Beam Attenuation
This video demonstrates how to attenuate your laser beam properly so you do not damage your camera sensor.
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Photonics West 2014
Gary Wagner, General Manager of Ophir-Spiricon, introduces 100kW power meter (largest commercially produced) and BeamWatch - beam profiling of high power beams - at Photonics West.
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BeamGage Tutorial: Spot Size and Divergence
Learn how to measure a lasers spot size and divergence in this BeamGage tutorial.
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BeamGage Tutorial Camera Quick Start
This short tutorial shows how to startup BeamGage with a SP620 or SP503 camera.
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BeamGage Tutorial: Help System
BeamGage contains a comprehensive context-sensitive online help system that makes learning how to get the most out of BeamGage easy. Learn how to quickly access information regarding any BeamGage feature in this short video tutorial.
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BeamWatch Introduction
Introducing BeamWatch, the industry's first non-contact industrial beam monitoring system for very high power YAG and fiber lasers. This video is a presentation by Gary Wagner, General Manager of Ophir-Spiricon, at the LME: Lasers for Manufacturing Event in Schaumburg, IL on September 11, 2013. Visit www.ophiropt.com/photonics for more information.
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BeamWatch
Introducing BeamWatch, the only non-contact laser measurement device for high-power Yag and fiber lasers.
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Why Measure Your Laser Beam?
Why should you measure your laser's beam profile? This tutorial is presented by Ophir-Spiricon sales engineers - the experts in the field of measuring lasers and in helping you get the most out of your laser beam. Read the white paper at www.ophiropt.com/photonics3.5 minutes
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Customers Testimonials
What do customers say about Ophir-Spiricon products and service? Find out in this 6 minute video. Learn more about how Ophir-Spiricon products can help you ensure the best quality output from your lasers at www.ophiropt.com/photonics
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Fastest Calibration in the Industry
Why is Ophir-Spiricon's calibration lead-time the fastest in the industry? Learn about our lean journey and hear our announcement on how we will become even better this year.
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Measuring Laser Focus Spot Size in an industrial Medical Device Application
This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to set up a camera-based beam profiling system on an industrial single-pulse laser welding system. It will also demonstrate for you how to simultaneously analyze the laser's focused spot, measure the laser's energy per pulse, and measure its temporal pulse shape.
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Measuring M2, Beam Propagation Analyzers
Is your laser beam optimized for your application? In this video, we explain M2, the single value that describes how your beam correlates to a true TEM00 single-mode Gaussian beam. M2 describes how well your beam is focused on a surface. Knowing your beams M2 value allows you control the success of your laser application. Learn why laser developers and manufacturers rely on M2 measurements to design and maintain the quality of their lasers, and how knowing M2 can benefit you.
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Instantaneous M2 Measurement
Introduction to the operation of the Photon ModeScan 1780 Instant M2 instrument. This instrument can measure your laser in real-time, allowing the M2 to be determined for CW, pulsed and even single shot lasers. The video includes tip to make setting up this system even easier.
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Using the NanoScan Slit Profiler
See for yourself how easy it is to use a NanoScan to measure your laser beam. This 3-minute video shows the NanoScan profiling both a HeNe and a high power laser.
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How to Choose a Laser Beam Profiling System
Listen to our sales engineers as they provide inside advice on what you need to consider when configuring the best beam profiling system for your application.
Choosing a Laser Beam Profiling System
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M2 Laser Measurement
Laser beam quality cannot be determined from a single beam profile measurement. Watch a demo of the Ophir-Spiricon M2-200 beam propagation analyzer as it calculates M2 by focusing the beam with a fixed position lens of known focal length and then measuring the characteristics of the artificially created beam waist and divergence from the near field to the far field.
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Make sure the laser beam quality you expect is the one that is delivered. See how beam profiling can help you get the most performance out of your laser.
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Death of the Mode Burn for
High Power CO2 Lasers
ModeCheck™ is a portable industrial beam profiling system that enables the quantitative measurement and viewing of high power CO2 beams. With this development, toxic mode burns are now a poor substitute for understanding how your laser is operating. Find out why the mode burn is history.
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BeamMaker
BeamMaker helps engineers, technicians, and researchers understand a beam's modal content by subtracting theoretically generated modes from real beam measurement data. Derive a perfect beam profile by specifying the mode, size, width, height, intensity, angle, and noise content - then comparing it to theoretically derived measurements. The end result is knowledge about how much the real beam varies from the desired beam.
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M2 Measurements
Is your laser beam optimized for your application? In this video, we show why laser developers and manufacturers rely on M2 measurements to design and tune the laser beam quality of their lasers. We also find out how knowing your laser's M2 can benefit your application.
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Experiencing Ophir-Spiricon
The only way to know what customers have to say is to ask them. So we did. In this four-minute video, Ophir-Spiricon customers talk about their experiences with the company and its products and services.
Learn how beam profiling products can help ensure you get the best quality output from your lasers.

Getting Started with BeamGage
Watch the BeamGage Tutuorial, including tips on handling your CCD camera, software install, introduction to the BeamGage user interface, the context-sensitive help system and user manual, customizing your reporting environment, and configuring BeamGage to display specific laser measurements.
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Why Measure Your Beam Profile - Dr. Roundy
Dr. Roundy, early laser diagnostic pioneer, explains why it is important to measure your laser beam.
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Laser beam profiling, Laser Beam Propagation Factor M2 Explained
Dr. Roundy, early laser diagnostic equipment pioneer, explains the Beam Propagation Factor or M2.
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NanoScan-Scanning-Slit Profilers: Common causes of damage & reasons for out-of-tolerance
With proper care, your NanoScan slit-based beam profiler will provide many years of trouble-free operation. This video provides tips to help you get the most life from your NanoScan profiler, with examples of slit damage and how to avoid it.
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