Video: Laser Parameters for Choosing a Sensor – The pitfall of worst case combinations

Have you fallen into the Worst Case Combination Trap?

Let’s say your laser spec gives a range of values for various parameters. Power from X to Y, beam size from this to that…etc.
Unless the “worst case” numbers for all of the laser parameters will really happen together at once, looking for a sensor that could handle that can lead you to some serious overkill.

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Additive Manufacturing: Maintaining Quality & Control

Additive manufacturing (AM) has exploded in the last few years.

No longer just a tool for quick plastic prototypes, AM now works with metal and can be used to create specialized parts that cannot be produced with traditional processes.

The process is not complicated in theory:  A bed of metal powder is laid out.  A laser is focused

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Why do I need port plugs, covers and / or reducers for my integrating sphere?

Integrating sphere port plugs and covers are used to close unused ports on the sphere.

Port reducers are used to reduce the size of ports in use. There are several possible reasons for using them:

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Overcoming Challenge of Measuring Multiple Lasers using Ophir-Spiricon XC130 InGaAs camera

As is common in most university research environments, necessity is the mother of invention. In this case, a lab needed to ensure the performance of three different laser sources that spanned a range from 700nm to 1800nm.

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Video: StarBright Laser Power Meter: Overview

In this video we present Ophir StarBright, a handheld laser meter. We’ll demonstrate its range of capabilities, and show you exactly how to use them.

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Tech tip: Measuring Power Out of a Fiber

There are many applications that involve measuring power out of a fiber, where the power is in the range of tens of µW to a few mW. A customer recently found that every time he disconnected the Fiber Optics connector from the adapter and then reconnected, the power read 50-100 µW higher.

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Ophir® Photonics Receives ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation Ensuring Highest Accuracy NIST-Traceable Measurements from the Company’s Laser Measurement Products

Andover, MA – June 25, 2018 – MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, is pleased to announce that Ophir® Photonics has received ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for its Jerusalem, Israel Calibration Laboratory. ISO/IEC 17025 is given to calibration laboratories who have achieved the highest standards of quality, administration, and technical operations. The scope of the accreditation covers Ophir’s photodiode, pyroelectric, and thermopile laser power and energy sensors, as well as its power and energy displays and PC interfaces.

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How Can Accurate Laser Calibration Help Me?

Many people do not understand the necessity of equipment calibration. They do not understand what the calibration process entails, and how it can save them money, time, and frustration.

Ophir’s products are used throughout the world in many different areas, from medical and scientific processes to defense and industrial applications. With each application there are different usage parameters.

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Video: Why does measuring your laser beam help you maintain quality processes?

Why does measuring your laser beam help you maintain quality processes? In this week’s video, we explain the purpose of measuring your beam with three case studies that illustrate success:

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Tech tip: Finding The Right Tool for the Right Job

Each week our team in Ophir Optronics Solutions Ltd. receives requests to replace older or damaged laser power or energy meters and sensors. At the same time, we receive many items returned to us for re-calibration that we are unable to calibrate or repair.

Ophir has worked hard to educate our customers to reduce the laser damage caused by overheating or incorrect application to the wrong lasers; still, we realize that sometimes accidents happen.

In the article attached to this week’s blog post, we’ll discuss the best way to select the optimum power meter and sensor for your laser application using the Sensor Finder and Laser Fluence Calculator. In addition, you’ll be able to find a tutorial about how to avoid damaging your sensors: https://www.ophiropt.com/laser–measurement/knowledge-center/article/12141

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