September 15, 2014— North Logan, UT – Ophir Photonics Group, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced the 1000W-BB-120 Thermal Sensor for Very Large Aperture Lasers, the newest member of the company’s line of high damage threshold laser sensors. The 1000-BB-120 is a water-cooled thermopile detector that features a very large 120mm aperture for handling large beams and laser diode bars. It features a wide dynamic range, measuring powers from 1W to 1000W and energy from 2J to 600J. The broadband absorbers can measure a spectral range from 190nm to 20μm. The laser sensor provides a damage threshold of 6kW/cm² at full power and a 6s response time that is faster than all competitive models.