Press Releases

Ophir Photonics Adds USB Communications to StarLite, Low Cost, Handheld Laser Power / Energy Meter

July 28, 2014 — North Logan, UT— Ophir Photonics, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced the USB option for StarLite, the company’s low cost, handheld laser power / energy meter. The USB option allows StarLite to communicate directly with a PC via USB; it also allows the meter to display all measurements on the company’s StarLab 3.0 laser measurement software. A compact, handheld unit, StarLite displays a variety of beam measurements, including power, single shot energy, energy and frequency of high repetition rate lasers, and beam position and size. A large, 320x240 pixel TFT display with 16mm digits provides increased legibility, and monitors power from pW to many kW or energy from pJ to hundreds of Joules. The USB option adds PC communication and data processing capabilities.

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Ophir-Spiricon’s Pyrocam IVs, Pyroelectric Laser Beam Profiling Camera, Features Sensitive Image Array for 2D/3D Viewing of LongWavelengths

July 21, 2014— North Logan, UT— Ophir Photonics, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced the Pyrocam™IVs, the newest member of the Pyrocam ™ family of pyroelectric laser beam profiling cameras. The Pyrocam IVs is the next generation of the popular Pyrocam III. It features a more sensitive, 160 x 160 pixel image array that can profile beams up to ½-inch (12.8 mm) without the need for reduction optics. The Pyrocam IVs measures both pulsed and CW(continuous wave) lasers, from 13 to 355 nm and 1.06 to >3000 μm. An integral focal plane chopper is included for CWbeams and thermal imaging.

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Ophir-Spiricon Receives Frost & Sullivan 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award

June 24, 2014 North Logan, UT— Ophir Photonics, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, is pleased to announce that Ophir-Spiricon LLC was recently announced a winner of the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards. Ophir-Spiricon was honored by Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council as one of 100 world-class manufacturing companies to receive this year’s award. Ophir-Spiricon won in the category of Workplace Leadership along with IBM Corp., Merck & Co. Inc, Peterbilt Motors Co., and Ultra Machining Company. The companies celebrated on June 5th at the 10th anniversary gala in Palm Beach, FL.

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Ophir-Spiricon’s M2-200s Automated M2 Laser Beam Propagation Analyzer Enhances Robust Packaging for 24/7 Operation

May 19, 2014 - North Logan, UT— Ophir Photonics, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced the newest version of the M2-200s, the company’s camera-based beam propagation analyzer. The M2-200s is an ISO 11146 compliant system that automatically measures laser beam quality in less than two minutes. It features a robust design that supports continuous, 24/7 operation. The latest version enhances the system’s robust packaging with an allnew motor controller that decreases noise from motor movement by 30%.

The M2-200s is a compact, portable unit that features a CCD camera for use with pulsed or CWlasers, 266nm – 1300nm. The system automatically measures M2, beam waist location and width, divergence, astigmatism, asymmetry ratio, and the Rayleigh range for each axis. Input beam sizes can range from 0.5mm – 10mm. Manual mode is available for beams that are too large or too small, or for wavelengths outside the standard optical train.

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Ophir Photonics’ BeamGage® Laser Beam Profiling Software Features Enhanced Computation Engine

February 6, 2014 - San Francisco, CA— Ophir Photonics, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced the newest version of BeamGage® at PhotonicsWest 2014. BeamGage 6.1 is a state-of-the-art beam profiling system that performs extensive data acquisition and analysis of laser beam parameters, such as beam size, shape, uniformity, divergence, mode content, and expected power distribution. The new version features a major upgrade of the computation engine to improve cycle time, responsiveness of the user interface, and enhance the ability to work with apertures and partitions. This improves the performance and speed of the software, especially when analyzing different beams or sources of light (e.g. LEDs, optic fibers, etc.), and for heavy computations, such as measuring multiple beam profiles, comparing key statistics, and 3D viewing in real-time. BeamGage also features a new strip chart function that allows for zooming and panning, charting of partitions, and storing 10,000+ data points with no decrease in performance.

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Ophir Photonics’ BeamWatch™, Industry’s First Non-Contact Industrial Beam Monitoring System for Very High Power YAG and Fiber Lasers

February 5, 2014 — San Francisco, CA— Ophir Photonics, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced the newest version of BeamWatch™ at PhotonicsWest 2014. BeamWatch is a non-contact, focus spot size and position monitor for very high power YAG and fiber lasers used in material processing applications, such as automotive and aerospace manufacturing. Because there is no contact with the laser beam, the system has no power restriction and has been successfully tested on high power lasers up to 100kW. BeamWatch now features an algorithm that optimizes the measurement window. This removes imprecise, manual judgments from the process and improves the overall precision of measurements.

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Ophir Photonics Expands BeamTrack Family of Multi-Function Laser Sensors; Now Measure Power, Position, Size, Centering, andWander to 1000W

February 4, 2014 — San Francisco, CA—Ophir Photonics, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, has announced the newest member of the BeamTrack family, the 1000W-BB-34-Quad, at PhotonicsWest 2014. BeamTrack is a series of compact, multi-function thermal detectors that measure laser power, energy, beam position, and in some models beam size, in one device. The Beam- Track family includes the previously announced 3W, 10W, 50W, 150W, and 250Wdetectors. The new, high power 1000W-BB-34- Quad measures power and position up to 1000W.

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Ophir Photonics Introduces StarLab 3.0, Multi-Channel Laser Power/Energy Software

January 29, 2014 - North Logan, UT— Ophir Photonics, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced StarLab 3.0, laser measurement software that converts a PC into a multi-channel laser power/energy station. The new version of the software provides a revamped user experience that combines ease-of-use and expanded functionality for displaying, formatting, and viewing data. New features include screen capture and print, reverse highlighting of the numeric display, and icons and graphics that guide the user through the application. In addition, support has been added for StarLite, the new low cost, handheld laser power / energy meter that displays a variety of beam measurements, including power, single shot energy, energy and frequency of high repetition rate lasers, and beam size. StarLab provides an easy-to-use, PC-based application that graphically displays, processes, and logs all these measurements.

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Ophir Photonics Introduces New, Highest Damage Threshold Coating for High Power Laser Sensors

January 6, 2014 - North Logan, UT— Ophir Photonics, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced the addition of a more damage resistant coating to the company’s high power laser sensors in the 300Wto 1500Wrange. The L300W-LP, FL400A-LP, 1000WLP, and L1500W-LP now feature the improved LP1 absorber. Designed for continuous power and long >1ms pulses, this coating provides a damage threshold of 2X higher than competitive models.

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Ophir Photonics Expands Line of Pyroelectric Energy Sensors for High Power, High Repetition Rate Lasers

January 6, 2014 - North Logan, UT— Ophir Photonics, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced the PE9-ES-C High Sensitivity Pyroelectric Laser Energy Sensor. The PE9-ES-C is part of Ophir’s PE-C line of compact, pyroelectric pulsed laser sensors that deliver the lowest measurable energies, longest measurable pulse widths, and highest accuracy. The high sensitivity PE9-ES-C measures the lowest laser energies in the industry -- as low as 50nJ. The sensor also accurately measures at high repetition rates, up to 10kHz. It features a broad spectral range operating from 150nm to 12μm.

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PE9-ES-C Data Sheet

Ophir-Spiricon Receives Best Practices Award for Continuous Improvement from Utah Manufacturers Association

September 16, 2013 — North Logan, UT— Ophir Photonics, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, is pleased to announce that Ophir-Spiricon has been recognized with a Best Practices Award for Continuous Improvement from the Utah Manufacturers Association (Salt Lake City, Utah). Ophir-Spiricon won the award after the Utah Manufacturers Association evaluated eligible manufacturers on a variety of continuous improvement measures: process management, implementation, measurement, corrective actions, and improvements tied to operating objectives.

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Ophir Photonics Introduces Industry’s First Non-Contact Industrial Beam Monitoring System for Very High Power YAG and Fiber Lasers

September 16, 2013 — North Logan, UT— Ophir Photonics, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced the 100K-WLaser PowerMeter, the newest addition to the company’s line of very high power laser sensors. The first commercial sensor for measuring very high power 100kWlasers, the 100K-Wmeter is designed for fiber lasers used in industrial material processing, such as thermal ablation, heavy-section welding, and metal forming, as well as military directed-energy applications. The portable meter features a unique design that allows measurement of very high power, near infrared, Nd:YAG and fiber lasers.

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Ophir Photonics Introduces Industry’s First Non-Contact Industrial Beam Monitoring System for Very High Power YAG and Fiber Lasers

September 11, 2013 — Schaumburg, IL— Ophir Photonics, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced BeamWatch™at LME: Lasers forManufacturing Event. BeamWatch is a non-contact, focus spot size and position monitor for high power YAG and fiber lasers. It is the industry’s first laser monitoring system to quickly and accurately measure laser parameters without requiring contact with the laser beam. Conventional systems place a probe in the beam, causing potential damage and slowing the measurement process; it could take up to two minutes to gather data and characterize the beam. BeamWatch takes measurements every 60ms, measuring the Rayleigh scatter caused by the beam. This provides instant readings of focus spot size and beam position, as well as dynamic measurements of focal plane location during process start-up. BeamWatch is designed for material processing applications that need consistent, high quality laser performance, including laser cutting, ablating, sintering, drilling, and welding.

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Ophir Photonics Expands Line of Pyroelectric Energy Sensors for High Power, High Repetition Rate Lasers

July 23, 2013— North Logan, UT— Ophir Photonics, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced two new Pyroelectric Laser Energy Sensors, the PE50BB-DIF-C and the PE50-DIF-ER-C. They complete Ophir’s PE-C line of pyroelectric pulsed laser sensors – compact devices that provide the industry’s lowest measurable energy, longest measurable pulse width, and highest accuracy. The PE50-DIF-ER-C measures average power to 60Wand has a wide dynamic range that extends to infrared lasers, including 2.94μm Erbium laser pulses. The PE50BB-DIF-C features a spectrally flat BB (broadband) coating, usable from far UV to far IR.

 

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Ophir Photonics’ 30K-WPowerMeter Directly Measures Very High Power Lasers

May 13, 2013 — Munich, Germany — Ophir Photonics, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced the 30K-W Laser Power Meter at LASER World of Photonics. The latest addition to the company’s line of very high power laser detectors, the 30K-Wmeter was created for material processing lasers used in such applications as metal cutting and welding. It features a unique design that allows direct measurement of very high powers and power densities. The 30K-Wmeasures YAG and fiber lasers in the 800-2000 nm range, and CO2 lasers at 10.6 microns. A wide aperture of 74 mm allows it to handle large diameter beams.

 

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Ophir Photonics Extends Image Processing Capabilities of BeamGage® Laser Beam Profiling Software with Custom Calculations

May 14, 2013 — Munich, Germany — Ophir Photonics, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced the newest version of BeamGage® at LASER World of Photonics. BeamGage is a state-of-the-art beam profiling system that performs rigorous data acquisition and analysis of laser beam parameters, such as beam size, shape, uniformity, divergence, mode content, and expected power distribution. The new version adds Custom Computations to expand the software’s image processing capabilities, allowing laser manufacturers and researchers to easily import their own custom algorithms created in C#/.NET. Once imported, users can apply BeamGage’s more than 55 advanced measurement and statistical analysis functions including fast, off-axis correction of distorted beam images; trend charting, data logging, power/energy calibration, and pass/fail production testing.

 

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Ophir Photonics’New BeamTrack Sensors Measure Laser Power, Position, Size, Centering,Wander with One Compact Device; Power Levels to 250W

May 6, 2013 — North Logan, Utah— Ophir Photonics, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, has announced the newest member of the BeamTrack family, the FL250A-BB- 50-PPS. BeamTrack is a unique series of thermal detectors that combine multiple functions in one device: laser power, energy, beam position, and beam size. The sensors also provide information on beam centering and wander, all in a compact unit the size of a single function sensor of the same power level. The first BeamTrack detectors – measuring 3W, 10W, 50W, and 150W– were introduced at LASER World of Photonics 2012. The new FL250A-BB-50-PPS model measures power, position, and size up to 250W.

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Ophir Photonics Group Releases 2013 Catalogs for LaserMeasurement Applications

April 9, 2013 — North Logan, Utah — Ophir Photonics, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, has announced the release of its 2013 Laser Measurement Catalog. A PDF-formatted reference book, the 2013 catalog provides technical tutorials and product data sheets on the company’s laser beam profiling cameras, software, and systems, as well as their thermal, photodiode, and pyroelectric power and energy sensors and meters. The 2013 Catalog covers the entire range of innovative products from Ophir, Spiricon, and Photon, including: the Pyrocam IV, the only reliable way to obtain 2D images and highly accurate measurement of spatial power distribution of CO2 wavelengths; the NanoScan 2, a NISTcalibrated scanning slit profiler that includes an M2Wizard; and BeamTrack, a unique series of thermal detectors that combines power, energy, beam position, and beam size in one device.

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Ophir-Spiricon Achieves ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation for Calibration of LaserMeasurement Instruments

March 26, 2013 — North Logan, UT – Ophir Photonics Group, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, is pleased to announce that Ophir-Spiricon is now ACLASS accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005, the international standard that recognizes the technical competence of laboratories to carry out calibrations. ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is used by labs to develop management systems for quality, administration, and technical operations. Ophir- Spiricon’s accredited calibration process minimizes unit-to-unit variation of the company’s laser measurement equipment – thermal, photodiode, and pyroelectric laser sensors and meters – and reassures customers with a NIST-traceable series of measurements.

View the VIDEO ISO/IEC News Release: http://youtu.be/cwiV_V-o0mY

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Ophir Spiricon Europe Opens New Office in Germany for Sales, Service, Recalibration, and Repair

April 2, 2013 — Jerusalem, Israel – Ophir Photonics, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced the opening of a new office in Darmstadt, Germany. Opening today, Ophir Spiricon Europe is dedicated to sales, service, recalibration, and repair of all Ophir power and energy meters and Spiricon and Photon beam analyzers. The new office provides customers across Europe with the high quality, expert services they’ve come to expect from Ophir Spiricon, in a fraction of the time. Christian Dini will serve as General Manager.

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Ophir-Spiricon’s New Pyroelectric Laser Beam Profiling Camera Features Larger Array and GigE Interface

February 6, 2013 — San Francisco, CA – Ophir Photonics Group, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced the Pyrocam IV at Photonics West. The Pyrocam IV is the company’s latest beam profiling camera. It features a larger, 320 x 320 pixel pyroelectric array that can profile beams up to 25 mm without the need for reduction optics. The new electronics control design includes an interface to GigE (Gigabit Ethernet) cameras for high-speed applications. The Pyrocam IV measures both pulsed and CW(continuous wave) lasers, from 13 to 355 nm and 1.06 to >3000 μm; an integral focal plane chopper is included for CWbeams and thermal imaging. The camera is housed in a new, compact case that provides easy access to the array and chopper.

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Photon NanoScan™ 2 Scanning Slit Laser Beam Profiler Features New USB2 Interface, Enhanced Digital Controller, M2Wizard

February 5, 2013 — San Francisco, CA – Ophir Photonics Group, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced NanoScan 2 at Photonics West, the new version of their scanning slit beam profiler. A NIST-calibrated laser beam profiler, NanoScan 2 measures continuous wave (CW) and pulsed beams across the entire spectral range, from UV to far infrared. The system features a new USB2 interface that provides deep, 12- bit digitization of the signal for enhanced dynamic range up to 35 dB power. An enhanced digital controller improves the accuracy and stability of measurements; beam size and beam pointing can now be measured with a 3-sigma precision of several hundred nanometers. NanoScan 2 also features software controllable scan speed and a “peak-connect” algorithm that allow measurement of pulsed and pulse width modulated lasers with frequencies of a few kHz and higher with any detector. The ability to alter the drum speed helps increase the dynamic range, allowing a larger operating space for any given scanhead.

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Ophir Photonics Introduces StarLite; Low Cost Laser Power / Energy Meter Supports Digital and Analog Screen Displays

January 28, 2013 — North Logan, UT – Ophir Photonics Group, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced StarLite, a new low cost laser power / energy meter that provides both digital and analog screen displays. A compact, handheld unit, StarLite displays a variety of beam measurements, including power, single shot energy, energy and frequency of high repetition rate lasers, and beam size. The meter provides a large 320x240 pixel display with 16mm digits for increased legibility, and monitors power from pWto many kWor energy from pJ to hundreds of Joules.

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Industry’s Largest Area Laser Beam Profiling System Features 10.6 Mega-Pixel Camera, Measures BeamWidths to 35 mm

January 31, 2013 — North Logan, UT – Ophir Photonics Group, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced the L11059 USB Large Format Beam Profiling Camera. The L11059 camera is designed for measuring large laser beams that require fast frame rates, low noise, and high responsivity. The camera’s high resolution, 4008 x 2672 pixel format allows profiling of beams up to 24 x 36 mm without the need for reduction optics. The camera also includes 50 mm ND filters, providing maximum power density measurements to 15 mW/cm2 without additional attenuation. Frame rates of up to 3.1 frames per second (fps) are supported at full resolution, and up to 17 Hz in 4x4 binning mode.

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Photon M2-1780, Industry’s First Laser Beam Profiling System to Measure Beam Quality in Real-Time

January 22, 2013 — North Logan, UT – Ophir Photonics Group, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced the newest version of the Photon M²-1780, the industry’s only laser beam profiling system that measures beam quality in real-time. The M²-1780 automatically measures the M² beam propagation ratio and all associated ISO 11146 parameters instantaneously, at video rates over 20Hz. The M²-1780 is a CCD camerabased system that works with CWand pulsed lasers down to single shot rates. The CCD is sensitive to wavelengths from approximately 250nm to 1100nm. This compact systems automatically measures with NIST-traceable accuracy to better than 2%; this translates to M² measurements with accuracy to -5%.

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Ophir Photonics Introduces Pyroelectric Laser Sensors with Industry’s Widest Dynamic Range, Highest Damage Thresholds

December 19, 2012 — North Logan, UT – The Utah Manufacturers Association honored Ophir- Spiricon, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, as Utah Manufacturer of the Year. The award was presented to GaryWagner, President of Ophir-Spiricon, at the Association’s Annual Banquet in Salt Lake City, Utah. “We recognize manufacturing companies in the state for outstanding performance in operational performance and best practices, economic achievement, workplace safety, community and state involvement, public outreach, and fidelity to the principles of free enterprise,” said Todd Bingham, President, Utah Manufacturers Association. “These companies demonstrate areas of expertise and outstanding business practices in their individual industry subsectors as well as demonstrating this to the general business community.”

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Ophir Photonics Introduces Pyroelectric Laser Sensors with Industry’s Widest Dynamic Range, Highest Damage Thresholds

November 26, 2012 — North Logan, UT – Ophir Photonics Group, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced two new Pyroelectric Laser Energy Sensors, the PE50BF-DIFH-C and the PE100BF-DIF-C. They are part of Ophir’s PE-C line of pyroelectric pulsed sensors – compact devices that provide the industry’s lowest measurable energy, longest measurable pulse width, and highest accuracy. The new sensors feature an innovative BF coating and diffuser that deliver the highest damage thresholds: up to 6J/cm2 for nanosecond pulses.

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Fast Axial Thermal Laser Sensors for OEMs

October 31, 2012 North Logan, UT – Ophir Photonics Group, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced the Fast Axial OEM Sensor. The sensor is based on a novel thermopile design that provides significantly faster response times and higher power levels. Response times are up to 20 times that of traditional thermopile sensors; power and energy levels are up to 2000J for single pulses and over 20KW average power. The Fast Axial OEM Sensor is designed to handle a wide array of laser beam sizes, from 20mm to 180x180mm.

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Photon Introduces NanoScan™ v2, Enhanced User Interface for Scanning Slit Laser Beam Profiler

October 1, 2012 —North Logan, UT – Ophir Photonics Group, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced the newest version of the M2-200s, the company’s camera-based beam propagation analyzer. The M2-200s is an ISO 11146 compliant system that automatically measures laser beam quality. The latest version adds support for the 64-bit Windows® 7, addressing more physical memory, minimizing the time required to swap processes, and speeding up the measurement cycle to less than two minutes.

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Photon Introduces NanoScan™ v2, Enhanced User Interface for Scanning Slit Laser Beam Profiler

August 13, 2012 —North Logan, UT – Photon, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced NanoScan v2, the newest version of the company’s scanning slit beam profiler. NanoScan is a NIST-calibrated laser beam profiler. The system uses moving slits to measure beam sizes from microns to centimeters at beam powers from microwatts to kilowatts, with little to no attenuation. The new version adds an enhanced graphical user interface (GUI) with support for the Microsoft ®Windows ribbon toolbar. Dockable and floatable windows plus concealable ribbon toolbars allow users to make the most of any size display, from small laptops to large, multi-monitor desktops.

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July 30, 2012 —North Logan, UT – The editors of R&D Magazine have announced the winners of the 50th Annual R&D 100 Awards. These awards recognize the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the market over the past year. This year’s winners include Ophir Photonics’ BeamTrack™ Laser Power/Position/Size Sensors.

“The R&D 100 Awards are well known as a benchmark of R&D excellence, identifying revolutionary technology that has just entered the market,” stated GaryWagner, General Manager, Ophir Photonics (US). “We are honored that BeamTrack has received this year’s award. Beam- Track now joins the ranks of other winners like the automated teller machine (1973), fax machine (1975), and HDTV (1998).”

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Ophir-Spiricon Honored as Outstanding Technology Business of the Year

April 23, 2012 —North Logan, UT – The Cache Chamber of Commerce recently honored Ophir- Spiricon, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, as Outstanding Technology Business of the Year. The award was presented to GaryWagner, President of Ophir-Spiricon, at the Chamber’s 2012 annual awards banquet at Utah State University.

“Ophir-Spiricon exemplifies the type of company we want to encourage to stay, grow, and, in the future, locate in Cache Valley Utah,” said Sandra Emile, CEO of the Cache Chamber of Commerce. “They represent clean, innovative industry; steady growth; and above average paying jobs with excellent employee benefits. They also believe in supporting the community. We applaud their success in the laser technology industry.”

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Spiricon Introduces BeamMic™, Entry-Level Laser BeamAnalysis System Integrates Camera, 2D and 3D Beam Profiles, ISO Measurements, Pass/Fail Testing

April 2, 2012 — North Logan, UT – Spiricon, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced BeamMic™, a new laser beam analyzer that combines the essentials for beam analysis in a low-cost, entry-level system. BeamMic includes easy-to-use software that measures a beam’s size, shape, uniformity, and mode content. Beam intensity profiles are displayed simultaneously in 2D and 3D. Statistical analyses can be performed on measurement functions and min/max limits can be set for pass/fail testing. Results are logged and can be exported to industry standard formats. A configurable report generator allows cutting and pasting of results, images, and settings. BeamMic software is integrated with one of four Spiricon USB CCD cameras designed specifically for beam measurements.

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Ophir Photonics Group Releases 2012 Catalog

February 28, 2012 — Ophir Photonics, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, announced a 2012 Laser Measurement Catalog. The catalog covers a wide range of laser power and energy sensors and meters, and laser beam profiling systems for medical, industrial, defense, and research applications.

The 2012 Catalog is a PDF-formatted reference book of tutorials and product data sheets. Tutorials include principles of operation, calibration standards, and sensor technologies. In-depth discussions cover how to choose the right laser measurement equipment. For instance, when choosing a laser beam profiler, one needs to consider wavelength, beam size, power, CW/pulsed, and accuracy. The 2012 Catalog also provides an overview of the company’s newest products, including BeamTrack, the industry’s first integrated laser power/position/size sensors, NanoModeScan M2 laser beam propagation analyzer for propagation analysis of lasers of all wavelengths, and BeamGage®, the next generation laser beam analysis software that includes advanced image processing functions and multilingual support for English, Japanese, Chinese, and German.

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Ophir Photonics Group’s StarLink

January 25, 2012 — Ophir Photonics, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, announced a StarLink Series, of laser measurement sensors. StarLink is a collection of Ophir’s most popular power / energy sensors bundled with Juno, a USB-based PC interface, and StarLab laser measurement software. Together, the Ophir sensor, Juno USB interface, and StarLab software form a meterless laser measurement system that is flexible, portable, and affordable. “Competitors’ laser measurement devices have an embedded USB interface, driving up equipment costs,” stated Ephraim Greenfield, CTO, Ophir Photoncis. “Juno uses a standard USB cable and can be unplugged from one Ophir sensor and used on another, throughout the facility. No power source is required. Instead, Juno can be attached to any laser sensor’s smart plug, such as Ophir’s new BeamTrack power / position / size thermal sensors.”

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Ophir Photonics Group’s BeamGage

January 24, 2012 - Spiricon, leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, announced a BeamGage® version 5.7, the company’s next generation laser beam analysis software, at PhotonicsWest. The system adds new advanced image processing features, including fast, off-axis correction of distorted beam images. It supports Ophir’s popular laser power meters — Pulsar, Nova II, Vega, and Juno, as well as 64- bit versions ofWindows® Vista andWindows 7. In addition, BeamGage is now a multilingual platform, adding native language support for English,Japanese, and Chinese, plus compatibility with the German MicrosoftWindows environments.

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Ophir Photonics Group’s Quasar

January 24, 2012 - Ophir Photonics, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, announced a QuasarApp, the first mobile application that displays laser meter data on Android devices. The Quasar App connects to Ophir’s Quasar device via Bluetooth. Once connected, the App displays power readings from the laser measurement sensor that is connected to the Quasar device within a range of 10 meters. “The broad availability of mobile devices is changing the face of the laboratory environment, providing easy access to data and less clutter from big pieces of equipment and hundreds of miles of cables,” stated Ephraim Greenfield, CTO, Ophir Photonics. “With the Quasar App, users can select the wavelength and then just watch the data come in and be displayed on your Android phone. Quasar allows operators to separate the placement of the remote laser energy sensor and the operator’s mobile app-based display device to provide optimal flexibility for complex laser measurement applications.”

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Ophir Photonics Group’s 3A-QUAD

December 5, 2011 – Ophir Photonics Group, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment, announced a BeamTrack 3A-QUAD, the first high sensitivity thermal detector to combine multiple functions – power, energy, position – in a single, compact laser sensor. The 3A-QUAD accurately measures power from 100μWto 3Wand energy from 20μJ to 2J. In addition, the sensor accurately tracks beam position down to 0.1mm. This provides increased measurement accuracy for high sensitivity applications where it can be difficult to center laser beams on sensors with small apertures and recessed surfaces. The integrated beam position measurement function also allows tracking of beam wander as the beam drifts from its initial position.

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Ophir Photonics Group’s Beamtrack

October 25, 2011 – Ophir Photonics Group, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment, announced a Perpetual Lifetime Warranty covering the company’s laser measurement sensors and power/energy meters. The new program, available for North and South America, extends the standard one-year manufacturer’s warranty an additional year if the product’s calibration is kept current. 

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Ophir Photonics Group’s Beamtrack

September 26, 2011 – Ophir Photonics Group, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment, today announced StarLab 2.20, 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; they combine multiple measurement functions in a single device: power, energy, beam position, and beam size. The sensors also provide information on centering and beam wander, all in a single, compact device. StarLab provides an easy-to-use, PC-based application that graphically displays, processes, and logs all these measurements.

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Ophir Photonics Group’s Goniometric Radiometer Measures Holographic Materials

September 12, 2011 – The patented LD8900 Goniometric Radiometer is being used in holographic materials measurement. With the LD8900’s unique design, it can make X-Y and 3D measurements without moving either the detector or the source. This allows the far-field profiler to characterize and confirm the divergence of light passing through holographic materials, such as those used for computer display screens, smartphones, and instrument panels. The 3D capability of the LD8900 makes it possible to measure both radially symmetrical divergences or angularly different types, addressing a wide range of finished materials.


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Ophir-Spiricon Opens New Clean Room for Production of Solid-State, Pyroelectric DetectorArrays for Laser Beam Profiling Cameras

June 27, 2011 – Ophir Photonics Group, announces at the opening of a clean room at its new facility in Logan, Utah. The 840 square foot clean room is used for manufacturing the solidstate, pyroelectric detector arrays used in the company’s Pyrocam™ beam profiling cameras. The new clean room houses photolithography and thin film deposition processes. Yellow lighting is used to prevent premature exposure of the photolithography materials used, similar to a “safe light” in a darkroom. The clean room complies with ISO 7 standards for airflow and filtration. Humidity and temperature are tightly controlled. An airlock and protective clothing are also used to decrease contamination.


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Ophir Photonics Group Introduces Pyro-C Line of Laser Energy Sensors; Combine High Damage Threshold, High Repetition Rates, and Wides Range ofWavelengths

May 24, 2011 – Ophir Photonics Group, announces at LASERWorld of Photonics the Pyro-C line of Pyroelectric Laser Energy Sensors. An upgrade to the company’s PE line of pyroelectric pulsed sensors, the Pyro-C detectors provide the industry’s lowest measurable energy, longest measurable pulse width, and highest accuracy. The sensors are compact devices that provide a user adjustable threshold, preventing false readings in noisy environments. Like the PE Series before it, the Pyro-C sensors are the only laser energy detectors in the industry to combine high damage threshold and high repetition rates with the widest range of wavelengths, from UV to Near IR. They accurately measure high repetition rate lasers over the broadest spectral.

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Ophir Photonics Group Introduces BeamTrack, Industry’s First Laser Power/Position/Size Sensors

May 23, 2011 – Ophir Photonics Group, announces at LASERWorld of Photonics the BeamTrack Laser Power/Position/Size Sensors. BeamTrack is a unique series of thermal detectors that combine multiple functions in one device: power, energy, beam position, and beam size. The sensors also provide information on centering and beam wander, all in a compact unit that is the same size as single function detectors of the same power level. “BeamTrack sensors are the first in the market to allow users to monitor all of a laser’s main parameters,” stated Ephraim Greenfield, CTO, Ophir Photonics Group. “You can now measure not only power and energy, but also beam position and beam size. The new beam centering feature means the sensors deliver the most accurate power and energy measurements. This is especially important for small aperture devices.”


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Ophir Photonics Group Features Innovative Developments in Power/Energy Measurement and Beam Profiling at LaserWorld of Photonics

May 17, 2011 – Ophir Photonics Group, will feature first of its kind, new power/energy measurement and beam profiling systems at LaserWorld of Photonics 2011 in Munich, Hall B2 Stand 257. Among the new products that will be introduced is the BeamTrack Series, the industry’s first thermal sensors that combine power and energy measurement, beam position, and beam size in a single, compact device. The company will also introduce the Pyro-C Series of compact, pulsed laser power/energy sensors. They provide the lowest measurable energy, longest measurable pulse, and highest accuracy among competitive products. Several recently released laser beam profiling systems will be demonstrated in the booth, including BeamGage® and NanoModeScan.


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Ophir Photonics’ BeamGage® Laser BeamAnalysis Software Adds Support for 64-bit Processing & Large Format Cameras

May 3, 2011 – Ophir Photonics Group, announces the BeamGage® version 5.5, the company’s next generation laser beam analysis software. The new version supports 64-bit versions ofWindows® Vista and Windows 7, as well as the USB L11058 Large Format Beam Profiling Camera. The 11 mega-pixel, 35mm format L11058 is designed for measuring large laser beams. Its high resolution, 4008 x 2672 pixel format allows profiling of beams up to 24 x 36 mm without requiring reduction optics. Frame rates of up to 3.1 frames per second at full resolution increase throughput and productivity. BeamGage version 5.5 also provides more efficient processing by supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit


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April 18, 2011 – Ophir Photonics Group, announces the launch of a new corporate branding strategy and expansion of its US manufacturing and distribution facilities in Logan, Utah. The new identity and branding strategy were developed to further integrate the company’s complete line of laser measurement instruments, which include power and energy meters, beam profilers, spectrum analyzers, and goniometric radiometers. Formerly known as the Ophir Laser Measurement Group, these products will now form the core of the new Ophir Photonics Group. 


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NanoModeScan

March 22, 2011 – Ophir Photonics Group, announces the NanoModeScan M2 Laser Beam Propagation Analyzer. NanoModeScan enables the quantitative measurement and viewing of high power CO2 laser beams. The system is easy to setup and align; the straight line of sight design means little or no attenuation is required. NanoModeScan is also fast; an M2 measurement can be made in as little as 20 seconds. In addition, the system reports beam waist diameter and location, divergence, and the beam’s Rayleigh range for each axis. The NanoModeScan’s ease of use and fast update rate (up to 20Hz) make it ideal for CO2 laser-based material processing, machining, and marking applications where laser performance needs to be adjusted in real-time. 


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Catalog 2011

March 7, 2011 – Logan, UT – Ophir Photonics Group, the global leader in precision laser measurement, today announced the release of its 2011 Laser Measurement Catalog. The catalog covers a wide range of laser power/energy sensors and meters, and laser beam profiling systems for industrial, defense, medical, and research applications. Designed as a “green” PDF-formatted reference book, the catalog includes tutorials, product data sheets, and technology user guides. The 2011 Catalog also provides an overview of the company’s new Sensor Finder software application; it helps users find the best power/energy sensor that is guaranteed to work with their laser under the stated conditions


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GigE cameras

January 25, 2011 – Ophir-Spiricon, announced at Photonics West 2011 that BeamGage®, the company’s next generation laser beam analysis software, now supports GigE cameras for high-speed applications. GigE (Gigabit Ethernet) cameras are low cost, high performance devices. They provide high speed, up to 1 Gigabit/s transmission rates, in a robust, miniature package (34 x 34 x 69mm). Based on the widely used Ethernet interface, the cameras are able to leverage the benefits of industry standard technology – ready availability, broad compatibility, and lower cost.
“Ethernet is the most widely used networking technology today,” stated GaryWagner, President, Ophir-Spiricon. “Its prevalence in the industry makes it an affordable, easy to use platform. The high bandwidth supports high-speed, high-resolution cameras like the GigE. Combine these features with the sophisticated beam analysis capabilities of BeamGage and you have an ideal laser measurement system for demanding applications, like machine vision and industrial drilling, engraving, and cutting.”


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3A-P-THz THz Power/Shock Absorber

January 24, 2011 – Ophir-Spiricon, announces the Shock Absorber at PhotonicsWest 2011. The Shock Absorber is the industry’s first mounting post designed to allow the operation of sensitive pyroelectric laser power/energy sensors in an environment with vibration. This special mount smoothes out vibration and eliminates false triggering, reducing the sensor’s susceptibility to vibration from 2 to 10 times.


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3A-P-THz THz Power/Energy Sensor

January 19, 2011 – Ophir-Spiricon, announces the 3A-P-THz THz Power/Energy Sensor. The 3A P THz is designed to measure THz light sources from very low power to very high power, up to 3 W, 30 times the power levels of competing products. In addition, it is the only power/energy sensor on the market that is traceable to standard laboratory calibration. A standard sensor head, the 3A P THz is less expensive than traditional systems and is compatible with all Ophir meters and PC interfaces. The 3A P THz is the only power/energy meter to have been calibrated to read THz radiation at the PTB national metrology institute in Germany. It measures short pulse or CW lasers in the 0.1 to 10 THz wavelength range. The sensor’s p-type absorber provides a larger aperture and flatter spectral response than most similar devices, maximizing performance across the entire spectral range. Optical power can be measured from 60 μW to 3 W, and energy from 20 μJ to 2 J.


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PF Laser Sensors,

January 17, 2011 – Ophir-Spiricon, announces a new line of high damage threshold power volume absorbers for short pulsed lasers (<1us). The PF Sensors absorb a laser’s energy in the volume of the material being used. The sensors make use of a spray deposited on the surface, not the typical glass or ceramic substrate. This means the PF Sensors provide significantly higher power handling capacity and faster response times. They can handle up to 20x the power density, up to 3KW/cm2, and the response rate is as fast as 1s.


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StarLab

November 29, 2010 – Ophir-Spiricon, announces a new version of StarLab, laser measurement software that converts a PC into a multi-channel laser power/energy station. The newest edition incorporates Microsoft® COM Object technology, a programming language-neutral way of implementing objects across applications, even across machine boundaries. OphirLMMeasurement, Ophir’s COM Object, is used by developers to create reusable software components and to link these components together to build applications. This allows system integrators and OEMs to quickly and easily create applications that use laser measurement objects


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FPS-1 Fast Photodetector

Ophir-Spiricon, announces that FPS-1 Fast Photodetector, Designed to measure the temporal
pulse shape of lasers or other light sources, the FPS-1 is a high speed photodiode sensor with
wide spectral response. The sensor provides a fast 1ns response time and handles wavelengths from 190nm to 1100nm.


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Ophir Laser Measurement Group, launched its new social media program focused on laser measurement. The centerpiece of the program is the Laser Measurement Group blog which features tips and techniques for optimizing laser performance as well as articles, tutorials, videos and power meter and beam profiling products.
The social media program includes also Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn groups to keep scientists and engineers up to date and encourage dialogue about laser measurement issues.

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Ophir-Spiricon, introduced an offline version of Sensor Finder, a software application that helps users find the best power/energy sensor for their laser. The company also added Chinese and Russian languages to its web site, bringing the total number of languages supported to five.

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Ophir-Spiricon, announces that BeamGage®, the company’s next generation laser beam analysis software, now supports the XEVA InGaAs NIR Camera for demanding applications. XEVA delivers high sensitivity in the NIR spectrum (900-1700 nm) at room temperatures, making it useful for both laboratory and industrial applications. A unique, non-uniformity correction algorithm handles two-point correction plus bad pixel correction to improve image accuracy. The camera’s high resolution InGaAs array is formatted for 320x256 with 30 µm square pixels.

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Ophir-Spiricon, announces the StarLab 2.01, laser measurement software that converts a PC into a multi-channel laser power/energy station. Features of the newest version of the software includeWindows 7 64-bit compatibility and LabVIEWsupport for Ophir-Spiricon’s Juno USB laser sensor to PC interface. Earlier this year, StarLab added synchronization and display of multiple channels in one window, user-defined and multi-channel calculations, and an easy-to-use configuration panel for all channels. StarLab works with Ophir- Spiricon’s smart displays and PC interfaces, allowing users to measure, analyze, and record laser power and energy parameters from the company’s line of smart power/energy sensors.

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Ophir-Spiricon, announces the Sensor Finder, an online application that helps users find the best laser power/energy sensor guaranteed to work with their laser. The company also introduced 3D laser power/energy sensor drawings and an upgraded web site. Featured on the www.ophir-spiricon.com web site, Sensor Finder allows users to input laser characteristics and the type of measurement required (power only or energy and power). In return, the program provides a list of Ophir- Spiricon power/energy sensors that are guaranteed to work with their laser under the stated conditions. Sensor Finder calculates and displays the power and energy density of the laser, the damage limit of the sensors under these conditions, and determines which sensors are guaranteed to perform with the laser specs. The program also shows how close one is to the damage threshold so the user can choose a sensor that is well below the damage threshold. A report with a list of recommended sensors can be saved or printed.

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Ophir-Spiricon, announces the UV ND Filter system. a family of modular, slide-in neutral density attenuators and a C-mount holder designed to attenuate UV laser beams so they are at the proper intensity for CCD or Pyroelectric cameras. The filters work on lasers in the 190 to 380nm range and cover, for example, Excimer, Helium Cadmium, and Nd:YAG UV harmonic wavelengths.

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May 18, 2010 – Jerusalem, Israel – Ophir Optronics, the global leader in precision laser measurement, today announced the acquisition of Photon Inc. (San Jose, CA), a developer of precision laser beam profiling optical test equipment. The acquisition adds Photon’s experience and products to the Ophir-Spiricon group and creates a diverse, powerful, and largest supplier of laser measurement equipment for industrial, medical, military and scientific/research applications.



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BeamGage

Ophir-Spiricon announces the BeamGage®, the company’s next generation laser beam analysis software, is the first to support the combination of laser beam profiling with power meter measurements in a single system. BeamGage now interfaces with Ophir power meters, including the company’s new Quasar wireless device. BeamGage matches the time stamps of the laser power meter readings to the beam profile data with a similar time stamp, providing a more complete view of laser performance.

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Ophir-Spiricon announces the release of its 2010 Laser Measurement Catalog covering a wide range of laser power/energy sensors and meters, and laser beam profiling systems for industrial, defense, medical, and research applications. The catalog, designed as a “green” PDF-formatted reference book, covers laser measurement and analysis needs, from photodiode, thermal, and pyroelectric power/energy detectors to portable displays and high power, high accuracy beam profilers.

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Thermal Laser Power Sensors
Ophir-Spiricon announces the Thermal Laser Power Sensors with powers up to 400W. These high performance, heat dissipation sensors feature an array of pins for cooling, unlike other devices which rely on flat cooling fins that consume significantly more space. As a result, they are the most compact laser power sensors on the market, half the size of most devices. The modular design can be tailored for a variety of custom OEM applications as well.

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Juno

Ophir-Spiricon announces the Juno the smart USB sensor to PC interface that converts a laptop or desktop PC into a laser power/energy meter. A compact USB module, the Juno connects any of Ophir-Spiricon’s 100+ smart laser sensors – thermal, pyroelectic, and photodiode -- to a PC USB port. The Juno operates with Ophir-Spiricon’s StarLab software StarLab logs power and energy; calculates and displays averages, statistics, histograms; and more. The system can record every energy pulse at up to 10 KHz.

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starlab

Ophir-Spiricon announces the StarLab 2.00 , laser measurement software that converts a PC into a multichannel laser power/energy station. Features of the newest version of the software include synchronization and display of multiple channels in one window, user-defined and multi-channel calculations, and an easy-to-use configuration panel for all channels. StarLab works with Ophir-Spiricon’s laser measurement sensor and PC interfaces, allowing users to measure, analyze, and record laser power and energy parameters from the company’s line of smart power/energy sensors.

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PD300-R
Ophir-Spiricon announces the PD300-R line of Circular Photodiode Sensors. Identical in performance to the company’s popular PD300 laser detectors, the PD300-R feature round geometry for easy mounting and centering on collinear optical bench systems. SM-1 mounting threads on all components ensure a fit with most optics. The sensors are designed to detect a wide range of light levels, from 500 picoWatts to 3W. Each device has a built-in filter that reduces the light level on the detector and allows measurements up to 30mWwithout saturation. A second, removable filter allows measurement up to 3W.

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Laser Beam Dumps
Ophir-Spiricon announces the Laser Beam Dump products for high power applications, the BD5000W-BB-50 and the BDFL500A-BB-50. These devices are designed to safety absorb the "unused" part of a high power laser beam and dissipate the resulting heat, protecting nearby personnel and equipment. The BDFL500A-BB-50 is a fan-cooled Beam Dump for up to 500W. The BD5000W-BB-50 is a water-cooled Beam Dump for even higher power applications, up to 5kW.

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BeamGage® Professional

Ophir-Spiricon announces the BeamGage® Professional latest addition to the company’s family of next generation laser beam analysis systems. BeamGage Professional builds on the features included in BeamGage Standard: Beam- Maker® beam simulator, automatic camera control for ease of use, and comprehensive set of beam analysis algorithms. The Professional version adds such new capabilities as partitioning of the camera output for separate analysis of multiple laser beams from sources such as fiber, a .NET interface for full remote control when integrating beam analysis into an automated application, and camera sharing.

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PE25BF-DIF PE100BF-DIF

Ophir-Spiricon announces the PE25BF-DIF and PE100BF-DIF the newest members of the company’s line of pyroelectric detectors for repetitive pulses. These energy sensors provide the highest damage threshold, highest pulse energies, and widest spectral range in the industry. The PE25BFDIF has a fast broadband absorber that accurately measures from 193nm to 2.2μm at pulse rates to 150Hz; pulse energies are measured up to 10J. The PE100BF-DIF measures from 193nm to 2.0μm at pulse rates to 40Hz; pulse energies are measured to 40J.While most high damage threshold detectors require multiple diffusers to cover the spectral range, the PE25BF-DIF and PE100BF-DIF use a single, removable diffuser to cover UV, Visible, and Mid-IR wavelengths. This results in an accurate and flexible system that handles a wide range of measurement requirements. The sensors work with most types of pulsed lasers, from short to long pulse, and from low to high energy.

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10KW

Ophir-Spiricon announces the 10KWPower/Energy Sensor the first detector to directly measure very high powers and power densities. Designed for material processing applications, such as welding and metal cutting, the 10KWmeasures YAG and fiber lasers in the 1040-1100 nm range, and CO2 lasers at 10.6 microns. A wide aperture of 45 mm allows for measurement of broad beams. The maximum power for concentrated beams is up to 10KW/cm2. The maximum energy density for a 10 ms pulse is up to 150 J/cm2.

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3A-P-FS

Ophir-Spiricon announces the Beam Cube , an integrated, industrial laser beam analyzer designed for high precision welding and cutting applications. Beam Cube measures beam profile, temporal pulse shape, focal spot position, and power up to 150W. The compact, portable unit incorporates a focal spot analyzer for measuring at or near the focal spot; a power meter to measure beam power; and a fast photodiode detector to measure the temporal pulse shape of the beam.

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3A-P-FS

Ophir-Spiricon announces the 3A-P-FS Very Low Power/Energy Sensor. The 3A-P-FS is designed to measure very low power and energy light sources and divergent beams, such as LEDs and diode lasers. The 3A-P-FS features a wide, 12mm numerical aperture and a fused silica window in front of the detector. The window, only 7mm from the sensor surface, keeps out air currents and long wavelength background heat, allowing more accurate measurements of lower powers. The sensor can measure divergent beams up to ± 40 degrees.

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ModeCheckTM

Ophir-Spiricon announces ModeCheck™, the Industrial CO2 Laser Beam Profiler. ModeCheck is a low cost, portable beam profiling system that enables the quantitative measurement and viewing of high power CO2 beams. Designed to verify performance and reduce changeover time for industrial parts manufacturers, the system measures key characteristics of the laser beam profile in real-time and stores mode images for later recall and comparison.

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PE50-DIF

Ophir announces the new PE50BF-DIF and PE50BF pyroelectric sensors with the new BF absorber with the highest damage threshold in the industry. The DIF sensor with the diffuser has a damage threshold of >4J/cm² and the non diffuser sensor has a damage threshold of 800mJ/cm² for ns pulses at most wavelengths.

These sensors are able to measure most pulsed lasers of wavelengths from 193nm to 3um, repetition rates up to 120Hz and pulse widths up to 5ms. One sensor can measure a YAG laser and all its harmonics, Excimer lasers, Holmium lasers, Diode lasers, Erbium lasers and many more - all in the same device.

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StarLab

Now supports all USB devices previously supported only in USBI PC application. This includes USBI, Pulsar, Nova-II, and Vega.

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Catalog 2009

Ophir-Spiricon Announces the release of its 2009 LaserMeasurement Catalog covering a wide range of laser power/energy measurement instruments and beam diagnostics for medical, industrial, and research applications. The catalog is an encyclopedic reference that covers virtually all laser measurement and analysis needs, from photodiode, thermal, and pyroelectric power/energy detectors to portable displays and high power, high accuracy beam profilers.

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BeamGage

Ophir-Spiricon Announces BeamGageTM, the next generation of laser beam analysis systems. BeamGage is the industry’s first beam profiling software to be newly designed, from scratch, using the most advanced tools and technologies. BeamGage is based on UltraCalTM, Ophir- Spiricon’s patented baseline correction algorithm that helped establish the ISO 11146-3 standard for beam measurement accuracy. BeamGage provides high accuracy results, guaranteeing the data baseline (zero-point reference) is accurate to 1/8th of a digital count on a pixel-by-pixel basis.

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Ophir Power/Energy Meter - LBS-300

Ophir-Spiricon Announces the LBS-300 Beam Splitters, a family of high accuracy laser beam attenuators that combine a compact, portable design with small beam diameters and high power ranges. Designed for challenging applications with short focal length lenses, the samplers provides high accuracy measurements of beams with diameters up to 15mm and power levels from 10mW to 400W. This makes the LBS-300 ideal for enclosed workstations, such as micromachining, microwelding, and medical device manufacturing.

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Ophir Power/Energy Meter - New Products - PE50-DIF

Ophir announces the new PE50-DIF all purpose pyroelectric energy meter. This is the most versatile energy meter on the market today.

This versatile energy head is able to measure most pulsed lasers of almost all wavelength, pulse width and frequency at over 1J/cm2.
It can measure a YAG laser and all its harmonics, an Excimer laser, a Holmium laser, Diode laser, Erbium laser and many more - all in the same device.

The wavelength range of the PE50-DIF is from 193nm to 3000nm and it is calibrated over the entire range.
The damage threshold is >1J/cm2 for nanosecond pulses at up to 2000nm wavelength.
It will measure pulses at rates up to 3,000 pulses per second and will measure lasers of 1ms pulse width and shorter

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Ophir Laser Measurement Instruments Display - YAG FSA

Ophir-Spiricon Announces Next Generation Focal Spot Analyzer; Measures High Power YAG Laser Focus Spot Characteristics as Small as 25µm

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Ophir Laser Measurement Instruments Display - LBA

Ophir-Spiricon’s LBA, High Accuracy Laser Beam Profiling Software, Features Patented Beam Measurement System, Pointing Stability, and Support forMicrosoftWindows Vista 32 OS


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Ophir Laser Measurement Instruments Display - USB L11058

Ophir-Spiricon Inc. Introduces Industry’s Largest Area Laser Beam Profiling System, Up to 24 x 36 mm with Versatile USB 2.0 Interface

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Ophir Laser Measurement Instruments  - PE9-F

Ophir-Spiricon Inc. Introduces Laser Energy Detector that Measures Repetitive Pulses at Industry’s Highest Rate – 25 KHz

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Ophir Laser Measurement Instruments  - II VI Co2
Ophir-Spiricon Inc. Introduces Industry’s First Real Time, High Power CO2 Laser Beam Profiler

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Ophir Laser Measurement Instruments Display - Vega
Ophir-Spiricon Inc. Introduces VegaTM – Versatile Handheld with Vibrant Color Display for Laser Meter Measurement Applications

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Ophir Laser Measurement Instruments Display - Spiricon SP Camera

Ophir-Spiricon Inc. Introduces Highest Accuracy USB CCD Cameras Designed Specifically for Laser Beam Profiling

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Ophir Laser Measurement Instruments Display - Quasar

Ophir-Spiricon Inc. Introduces QuasarTM, Wireless Bluetooth Interface for Laser Measurement Applications

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Ophir Laser Measurement Instruments Display - Pulsar

Ophir-Spiricon Inc. Announces Pulsar-4TM, Multi-Channel Smart Head Interface for Laser Meter Measurement Applications

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