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The world remains in a continuing state of uncertainty due to the new COVID-19 coronavirus. Face masks and disinfectants are selling very well. Disinfection with UV light could offer a way of disinfecting larger areas without the use of chemical disinfectants, especially in hospitals where patients are being treated.

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Over the past 50 years, laser technology has become an integral part of modern medicine. Since a laser beam provides a vehicle for delivering energy in such a precisely controlled way, and without physical contact, it’s not surprising that the laser has found so much use in medical applications. The following video describes recent Ophir laser measurement solutions for medical applications and laser beam analysis:

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You medical laser needs periodic measurement to ensure it continues to operate at the desired output settings.

There are two ways to measure the internal laser of your medical device:

Hulk: large, thermal sensor to absorb the full laser power.
Spiderman: small sensor to sample the beam in-process.

As you might expect, each method comes with advantages and disadvantages.