Ophir Photonics Hits New Heights With Laser Power/Energy Meter That Measures Very High Power Lasers up to 120kW
February 12, 2015 - San Francisco, CA – Ophir Photonics, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation company, today announced at Photonics West the 120K-W Laser Power Meter, the only commercial sensor for measuring very high power 120kW lasers. The 120K-W meter is designed for heavy-duty applications, such as deep penetration welding, drilling and cutting large products in the field, metal forming, and military directed-energy applications. The portable meter features a unique design that allows measurement of very high power, fiber, infrared, and Nd:YAG lasers.
“Lasers are pushing the power envelope to unprecedented levels and, as a result, are encouraging new material processing applications in fabricated metals, additive manufacturing, and medical devices,” said Ephraim Greenfield, CTO, Ophir Photonics. “Measurement and control are critical at these high powers. But traditional power meters that use absorbing surfaces only measure laser powers up to 30kW. To get to 120kW, we needed a unique design that minimizes back reflections and scattering, as well as dissipates heat. Light is therefore less likely to escape and heat transfer is improved.”