Lasers are made of physical matter. Therefore, the natural degradation of their materials can cause variability in performance. Aging optics often cause slow changes in laser behavior and, when left unchecked, these changes can lead to loss of process efficiency. An unclean process environment can quickly change a laser’s behavior through thermal lensing, which is caused by debris collected on laser optics.
Webinar was hosted by 3d Metal Printing Magazine presented by Kevin D. Kirkham, Senior Manager Business Development for Ophir at MKS Instruments and John McCauley, Business Development Manager for Ophir at MKS Instruments
Like any other machine tool, the technologies surrounding the laser system have advanced significantly over the past several decades. However, there are still many myths surrounding the employment, operation, and maintenance of an industrial laser. These can cause a laser operator to be lulled into a false sense of security and form bad habits when it comes to maintaining a consistent laser process.
Tens of thousands of YAG, diode, and fiber lasers are deployed in demanding manufacturing applications, from cutting steel, to drilling via holes in silicon, to marking plastic. A whole range of material processes now make use of lasers to produce results not previously practical.
Join us to learn the basic principles, and best practices of high-power laser measurement
Webinar produced by Photonics Media and presented by Mark Slutzki, Product Manager at Ophir Photonics on October 2021
Laser beams with powers of many tens of kilowatts are becoming increasingly common in today's industrial applications. However, as the powers increase, the stakes increase as well. In this webinar, Mark Slutzki of Ophir discuss how to monitor appropriate laser parameters to keep high-power processes stable and predictable
Webinar produced by Photonics Media and presented by Mark Slutzki, Product Manager at Ophir Photonics on June 2022
Webinar produced by Photonics Media and presented by Kevin Kirkham, Senior Manager of Business Development USA at Ophir Photonics on June 2022
In this webinar Kevin D. Kirkham presents the types of measurement tools that are available for long-wavelength sources, and he helps determine which tools are appropriate for different application types. These tools include IR cameras, pyroelectric scanning-slit sensors, and wavelength conversion apparatus.
Webinar produced by Photonics Media and presented by Derrick Peterman, Sales director, USA & Americas at Ophir Photonics on May 2021
In this webinar, Derrick Peterman, Ph.D., discuss methods for reliably characterizing the beam power and profile of divergent sources, so that users will be able to better understand how their lasers are performing in critical applications.
If you need to measure the power of high repetition rate lasers with very short pulses (typical in many micromachining applications), with powers up to 200W – and you want a sensor that will survive the experience – the new F150(200)A-CM-16 from Ophir may be exactly what you need. Get a short overview in this video.
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