Ophir has been honored with a 2018 Laser Focus World Platinum Innovators Award for BeamWatch AM®, the first non-contact laser beam monitoring system for additive manufacturing. In this video, Ophir engineers explain why the system is so revolutionary, how it works, and why it will help additive manufacturers.
In this short “Basics” video we review in general how one goes about measuring laser beam power and energy, so that you’ll have a clear basic understanding of what the different sensor types are, and when you would use which type.
There seems to be a good deal of confusion when it comes to the terms “Response time” and “Integration time” of energy sensors.
In this article we will clarify the meaning of these terms, as they apply to Ophir’s pyro-electric “Smart Sensors”.
In this short “Basics” video, we review in general the use of pyro-electric sensors for measuring laser pulse energies.
Setting up the duration of a data log in StarLab is easy.
In this video you’ll learn how.
In this short "Basics" video, we review in general the use of photodiode sensors for measuring very low laser powers.
The LBS-300 beam sampler allows you to safely measure laser beams with diameters up to 15mm and powers ranging from 10mW to ~400W using a CCD camera. This video describes the LBS-300 features.
Experiments using fluorescence microscopy? Ophir’s new PD300-MS Microscope Slide Power Meter lets you accurately measure the exact amount of light applied to a specimen, so experimental results across different equipment can be…objectively compared.
BeamWatch AM is an integrated laser measurement system designed to measure critical laser beam parameters for laser-based additive manufacturing systems.
Measuring very low power beams of light can be tricky; even small values of noise, drift or offset can have major impact on your readings.
In this video, we’ll look at some best practices that can help you get the best performance from your very low power measurements.