Videos

Water Cooled Sensors: Things to Look Out For
Water cooled sensors are commonly used when measuring laser beams of more than a few hundred watts. In this video, you will learn about some critical issues you need to consider when using water cooling, such as water temperature, water flow rate, and corrosion prevention.
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How do I measure power of Terahertz beams?
THz radiation is being talked about more and more lately, because of its unique usefulness in a wide range of applications. In this video you will learn about some of these applications, and about a special solution Ophir offers for measuring THz beams.
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Measuring Very High Power Laser Beams: Challenges and Solutions
Laser beams with powers of many tens of Kilowatts are becoming more and more common in today's applications, industrial as well as research. This video will discuss the technical challenges in measuring such lasers, and will show you a range of solutions now available from Ophir for measuring up to 100KW -- safely, and accurately.
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Long Distance Between Sensor and Meter
Sometimes you may need a longer-than-standard distance between your laser power/energy meter and your sensor. In this video, you will learn about the various solutions available from Ophir for this.
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How to control an Ophir meter from within your own external software
Systems integrators often need to control an Ophir instrument from within their own system. In this video, you will learn of various solutions for integrating Ophir measurement capabilities with legacy analysis packages.
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How to see an analog representation of laser power/energy on a scope
Do you sometimes need to see an analog representation of your laser power/ energy on a scope, in parallel to measuring it with a meter? This video will show you how to do that.
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How to detect missing laser pulses
This video will show you how to detect and record any missing pulses in your pulsed laser beam application.
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StarLite: Overview of Ophir's newest meter
The new StarLite power/energy meter is an economical instrument that supports all our newest lines of standard sensors. This video shows you how easy it is to use.
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OEM Laser Power Meter and Sensor
In this video, Jimmy Green, Ophir OEM Specialist, explains how Ophir can solve laser measurement challenges if a solution cannot be found from the hundreds of products in our catalog.
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FAQ: Sensors for Measuring Laser Energy
In this short "Basics" video, we review in general the use of pyro-electric sensors for measuring laser pulse energies.
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FAQ: Photodiode Sensors for Measuring Very Low Powers
In this short "Basics" video, we review in general the use of photodiode sensors for measuring very low laser powers.
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FAQ: Sensors for Measuring Laser Power
In this short "Basics" video we review in general how one goes about measuring laser beam power, so that you'll have a clear basic understanding of what the different sensor types are, and when you would use which type.
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FAQ: Thermal Sensors for Measuring Low, Medium & High Laser Powers
In this short "Basics" video we review the use – and selection - of thermal sensors for measuring low, medium and high laser powers.
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Measuring beams coming out of a fiber
When you need to measure a beam coming out of a fiber, there are some parameters that might have a somewhat different meaning than they do when referring to "regular" beam measurements. Missing some of these points could lead to incorrect measurement, and possible equipment damage. This video clarifies some issues you'll need to keep in mind so you can set up -- and perform -- this measurement correctly.
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Clarifications: Range selection, measurement duration
Sometimes, even experienced users of laser measurement equipment come across some issues that, although basic, need to be clarified. This video reviews 2 such issues: (1) selection of correct range when it's not quite obvious (and what happens if one goes over range), and (2) how long a measurement duration may be.
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Looking for a specific StarLab application or function?
Click here to find a series of useful StarLab videos. Topics include general usability, applications, energy sensor compatibility, data log and other basic & advanced functions!

Calibration Factors
When a power/energy meter is in "Calibrate" mode, various "Factors" are displayed to the user. This video explains the meaning of each of these factors.
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How do I measure laser power in telecom applications?
Optical measurements in telecom applications have unique challenges. This video will introduce you to the solutions Ophir offers to help you.
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How to measure power of very low power pulsed laser beams
When using a photodiode laser power sensor to measure very low power pulsed beams (nW to mW), there are some issues you need to be aware of. This video shows you how to avoid some common problems and ensure maximum accuracy.
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Measure very low energy laser pulses accurately
This video will show you how to overcome the challenges of measuring very low energy pulses, even in a noisy environment.
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On what factors do Ophir sensor accuracy specs depend?
Ophir's CTO, Dr. Ephraim Greenfield discusses the various factors that contribute to uncertainties in measurement when using Ophir laser power and energy meters. He discusses the various factors and shows how they combine to give the total uncertainty.
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How do I measure power of broadband sources like flash lamps, some LEDs, or sunlight?
This video explains how to use Ophir sensors and meters to measure the power or energy of broadband light sources such as solar radiation, flash lamps, LEDs etc.
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Setting wavelength…
Learn how to set the correct wavelength for your measurement, even when the wavelength you need is not one of the default wavelengths offered by the meter.
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Is this spot damage?
Sometimes a laser beam can damage a sensor's absorber surface, but in some cases it might be unclear whether a visible mark is in fact damage or not. This video helps you know how to decide whether a sensor in such a case needs to be sent for servicing or not.
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Caring for your Ophir Sensor
When used with a proper optical setup, Ophir sensors can be used for many years without repairs. This video provides tips to help you get the most life from your sensor, with examples of sensor damage and how to avoid it. For more information, visit www.ophiropt.com/photonics.
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Sensor Wavelength
Ophir sensors can measure any wavelength along the sensor's sensitivity curve. This video shows you how to change the wavelength of your sensor to match your application. For more information, visit www.ophiropt.com/photonics.
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Multi-Channel Laser Power and Energy Measurement Work Station - Starlab
StarLab is Ophir Photonics laser measurement software that converts a PC into a multi-channel laser power/energy station.
The newest version of the software includes support for the unique BeamTrack sensors. The StarLab software combine multiple measurement functions in a single device: power, energy, beam position, and beam size. The released StarLab 2.30 provides a special graph that tracks the stability of the laser beam so any drift in the beam can easily be seen.
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Ophir BeamTrack Sensor Series Measures Laser Power, Position & Size
Ophir new BeamTrack Sensor Series, the industry’s first thermal sensors that combine power and energy measurement, beam position, and beam size in a single compact device.
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Easy Setup of an Ophir Power Meter and Sensor
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Laser power measurement, Laser measurement sensor - Ophir-Spiricon
Learn about measuring laser power and energy with Ophir Photonics meters and sensors.
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