Laser Power and Energy Tools for Beam Profiling

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By Chuck Reagan, Sales Engineer, Ophir (U.S.)

There are a number of valuable tools found on the Ophir web site that help lasers users determine the appropriate sensors for their laser beams. These tools also help compute power or energy density, peak and average power, laser fluence, sensor damage limits, safety, and focal spot size.

Basic Sensor Finder Program
This is our original Sensor Finder program.

Basic Sensor Finder Program

You can download a copy for use offline or you can use the online version. Note that the offline version comes in two sizes. The short installation version is 11.3MB and the full installation version is 82MB. Sensor Finder must be installed with Administrator privileges and you should have Excel on your computer in order to install it.

More information on this program can be found here: Basic Sensor Finder

Advanced Sensor Finder Program
Also called our LED Sensor Finder, this is a great tool for divergent beams, broadband light sources, and irradiance measurements. As of this printing, this tool is only available for online use.
 
More information on this program can be found here: Advanced Sensor Finder

Advanced Sensor Finder Program

Laser Power-Density Calculator
This tool is also known as our Laser Energy Density Calculator and is included as part of our Sensor Finder programs.
 
You can also find it as a separate download here: Laser Power-Density Calculator

Laser Power-Density Calculator

Laser Peak Power Calculator
This is a good tool for anyone who needs peak power or peak power density for a Gaussian or Top Hat (Flat Top) pulsed beam.
 
More information on this program can be found here: Laser Peak Power Calculator

Laser Peak Power Calculator

Focal Spot Size Calculator
This is a good tool for finding the focus, spot size location, and Rayleigh range of a Gaussian Beam.
 
More information on this program can be found here: Focal Spot Size Calculator

Focal Spot Size Calculator

Whether downloaded or online, these tools are valuable resources for verifying calculations and safety, checking sensor damage limits, and understanding more about your beams.

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