Ophir Photonics, a Newport Corporation, began making laser power meters, energy meters, and beam profilers in 1979, and we’ve never looked back. We have headquarters in the United States, Israel, Japan, and Germany, as well as distributors in over 50 countries worldwide.
We pride ourselves on two things:
precise laser measurement equipment and versatile solutions.
If you want to get the most out of your laser – most power, most efficiency, most safety – you need to measure it. And the more accurate your measurement, the closer you can come to perfection in your laser.
In the last 35 years, we’ve seen so many new types of lasers and laser applications that it would be pointless to list them here. You know them as well as we do. We take great pride (and enjoyment) in keeping up with laser development. That’s why you’ll find such a wide variety of laser measurement equipment offered here as well as a variety of accessories to make sure your laser can be measured regardless of its wavelength, power, or size.
We produce a complete line of instrumentation including power and energy meters, beam profilers, spectrum analyzers, and goniometric radiometers. Dedicated to continuous innovation in laser measurement, our patents include the R&D 100 award-winning BeamTrack power/position/size meters; BeamWatch®, the industry’s first non-contact, focus spot size and position monitor for lasers in material processing; and Spiricon’s Ultracal™, the baseline correction algorithm that helped establish the ISO 11146-3 standard for beam measurement accuracy. The Photon family of products includes NanoScan scanning-slit technology, which is capable of measuring beam size and position to sub-micron resolution.
We’re ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited for calibration of laser measurement instruments.
3050 North 300 West
North Logan, UT 84341
Contact: Kenneth Ferree
The FluxGage is Ophir’s new compact measuring system for LED Luminaires that measures their total flux, color (CCT, CRI, Duv, chromaticity), and flicker. The system measures the total flux using solar panels instead of an integrating sphere, delivering the same functionality in one third of the size. The gauge is capable of measuring any luminaire that fits into its opening.
The new Ophir® SP920G GigE Silicon CCD High Resolution Camera is designed to capture and analyze wavelengths from 190 nm - 110 nm for industrial laser beam profiling applications. With a compact design, wide dynamic range, excellent signal to noise ratio, and a high-speed GigE (Gigabit Ethernet) interface, the camera is ideal for measuring CW and pulsed laser profiles in applications such as laser cutting of medical devices or the welding of dissimilar materials.
The new Ophir® PD300-MS microscope slide power meter designed to make accurate measurements of emitted light from fluorescent microscopes. Measuring power levels of high numerical aperture (NA) objectives, from 5 µW to 1 W, this power meter can be used with a wide range of light sources in such applications as photo-activation or photo-bleaching.
The Ophir® Centauri is a compact, portable laser power and energy meter designed to make precise measurements of laser performance over time. This meter features a large, full-color, seven-inch touch screen for the review of visual data using a wide range of graphical display formats. The Centauri also offers advanced math functions, including density, scale factory, and normalize against baseline.
The new Ophir® Focal Spot Analyzer is a laser beam monitoring system designed to measure the focus spot and power of high power lasers in real time. Capable of measurement of focal sizes down to 35 µm and laser power from less than 1 to 400 Watts for wavelengths from 266 – 1100 nm, these analyzers are ideal for laser applications with shorter working distances.
Ophir's BeamWatch AM is an integrated laser measurement system for measuring critical laser beam parameters in laser-based additive manufacturing systems. Simultaneous, real-time measurements are performed at video rates and are available for multiple profiles along the beam caustic in the camera field-of-view.
The new Ophir® LBS-300s from the Ophir brand is a compact, portable laser beam splitter ideally suited for handling small beam diameters (up to 15 mm) over a wide range of powers (10 mW to 400 W). The instrument is designed with a shorter distance from the input surface to the camera array to accommodate finding focus spots with shorter working distances. Ideal applications include micromachining, microwelding, and medical device manufacturing.
Ophir Photonics’ new 15K-W-BB-45 is a high damage threshold sensor designed to measure continuous laser power from 100 W to 15,000 W over the spectral range from 0.8 to 2 µm and 10.6 µm. This compact, water-cooled, thermal laser power measurement sensor features a deflecting cone and annular absorber that tolerates high power densities up to 10 kW/cm2.
The Ophir Photonics BeamCheck™ beam profiling system is designed specifically for measuring critical laser beam parameters in laser-based additive manufacturing systems. A CCD camera is used for spatial measurements, and an NIST-traceable power sensor is utilized to provide a complete analysis of laser power density profiles.
BeamSquared is a high accuracy M2 laser beam propagation system that measures beam quality to optimize performance in continuous use applications, from scientific research to rapid prototyping to fabrication and machining.
Many laser systems manufacturers need to have a measuring capability built into their systems. Ophir Photonics offers customized Thermal and Photodiode OEM solutions of laser power/energy measurement instrumentations which can be built into host systems in many markets including medical and industrial.
Laser beam profilers are the optimal solutions for increasing chances of success in the design or applications of new lasers, or when a laser system is no longer meeting the desired specifications. Ophir Photonics offers a wide range of beam profiler choices including CCD and CMOS cameras, scanning slit sensors, InGaAs and pyroelectric cameras, and pinhole and knife edge sensors.
Ophir’s series of power meters use an array of software solutions in order to bring out maximum performance levels from their smart sensors. These unique software solutions offer extensive graphic displays of data, advanced measurement processing, and data logging capabilities for future review.
Ophir power meters are designed with the highest sensitivity, lowest noise, and most precise calibrations to bring out maximum performance from their smart sensors. These power meters and PC interfaces operate on the smart plug principle, meaning these devices can work with nearly all Ophir sensors.
Ophir Photonics presents a wide range of energy sensors, or pyroelectric sensors, designed to measure repetitive pulse energies and average powers at pulse rates up to 25000 pulses per second, and pulse widths up to 20ms. These sensors use a pyroelectric crystal that generates electric charges that are proportional to the pulse energy.
Ophir Photonics presents a wide range of power sensors including thermal sensors, power/position/size sensors, thermopile discs, thermal surface absorbing sensors, and water cooled sensors. These devices feature very large dynamic power ranges, wavelengths, and thermal sensitivities.
The Helios is a laser power meter designed for the measurement of high-power lasers in industrial processing applications. It measures an array of high-power solid state lasers such as diode, fiber, and YAG lasers with powers ranging from 100 W to 12 kW and energies ranging from 10 J to 10 kJ.
Ophir Photonics offers a series of thermal laser sensors designed for measuring high pulse laser energies without the need for large, water-cooled devices. The L40(150)A, L40(150)A-LP1, L50(150)A, and L30C-LP1-26-SH use short laser pulses of 0.1 to 1 second to make laser power measurements up to 8000 W or higher.
The 3A-PF-12 from Ophir is a highly sensitive thermal power/energy laser measurement sensor designed for use with short pulsed lasers. Features include a 12 mm aperture, a measurement range from 15 µW to 3 W and from 20 µJ to 2 J, and a spectral range from 0.15 to 20 µm.
The NanoScan™ 2s from Ophir Photonics is a scanning slit beam profiler designed to deliver highly accurate dimensional measurements of laser beam spatial irradiance profiles in accordance with the ISO standard 11146. With the options of a silicon, germanium, or pyroelectric detector, this instrument is able to profile lasers of any wavelength from UV to far infrared, out to 100 µm and beyond. This profiler provides instantaneous feedback of beam parameters for CW and kHz pulsed lasers, with measurement update rates to 20 Hz.
MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® SP1201 and SP1203, compact, InGaAs camera-based beam profiling systems for real-time viewing and measuring of the optical performance of laser beams. Designed for high sensitivity imaging, the SP1201 features a QVGA resolution InGaAs camera and the SP1203 features a high-resolution VGA InGaAs camera; both also include BeamGage® Professional beam profiling software. The cameras accurately capture and analyze wavelengths from 900nm - 1700nm.
MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced at SPIE Photonics West the Ophir® IS6D integrating spheres for measuring the optical power of widely divergent laser diode sources, such as VCSELs. Part of the Ophir Integrating Spheres series of products, the new spheres can accurately measure light that diverges up to ±85 degrees. Each sphere is delivered as a calibrated unit with a photodiode detector.
MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced at SPIE Photonics West Ophir® BeamWatch® Integrated, a fully automated, non-contact laser measurement system designed to measure critical beam parameters in industrial production environments. A rugged, compact, self-contained system, BeamWatch Integrated measures parameters of the focused beam in real-time, including focus spot size, beam caustic, and absolute power readings. The system can accommodate different types of welding heads and includes a variety of interfaces, such as PROFINET and Ethernet/IP, for integration into production networks and automated manufacturing lines to facilitate direct transfer of measurement data.
MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced at SPIE Photonics West the Ophir® Fast Photo Diodes, high speed, biased PIN photodiode detectors for viewing and measuring pulsed lasers and VCSELs. The detectors use the photovoltaic effect to convert fast optical pulses into electrical signals. They are available in a variety of configurations that cover the spectrum from 190nm to 1700nm. Rise times and fall times are fast, ranging from as low as 25ps. Bias voltage is supplied by internal batteries and/or external power supply, depending on the model.
MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the L50(150)A-LP2-35, the newest addition to the Ophir® line of LP2 laser power/energy sensors with high damage threshold. The L50(150)A-LP2-35 is a compact, thermal measurement sensor for use with high power density and long pulse lasers. It features an LP2 coating that provides the highest damage threshold in the industry, 33kW/cm2 at full CW power of 150W power. The coating also reduces reflection, absorbing 95% at most wavelengths, and is spectrally flat at ±1% from 0.25µm to 2.2µm.
In this video, Jimmy Green, an OEM Specialist, shares how Ophir Photonics assisted a lasik surgery company replace a plastic mode burn pre-test with an accurate laser measurement device.
In this video, Jimmy Green, an Ophir Photonics OEM Specialist, discusses an OEM solution provided to a customer that allowed for medical laser power development before and after procedures that ensured the proper outcomes.
In this video, Dick Reiley from Ophir Photonics shares how he provided a manufacturer a solution that allowed throughput to increase 4X by reducing the time required for quality inspection. This solution was specifically created for an application measuring laser diodes.
Thermal sensors are designed to measure the power of lasers according to their heat measurements. In some cases, the sensor may be heated due to environmental causes and result in an incorrect laser power measurement. This video provides a set of best practices to assume in order to get the most accurate thermal sensor readings every time.
Eric Craven with Ophir Photonics provided us with a tutorial at DCS 2016 on how to co-align visible, near-infrared, and infrared laser beams through the use of a pyroelectric camera array coupled with beam profiling software.
Dan Ford walked us through some of what was on display for laser beam profiling and analysis applications before sharing information on Ophir’s high-power laser application initiative over the last year.
Ophir-Spiricon products have the ability to measure the output for every laser wavelength along the electromagnetic spectrum. This video provides a brief introduction of Ophir’s wide range of equipment used in different spectrum regions to measure and profile lasers.
Does the power density damage threshold really change with power? Shouldn’t it remain the same throughout the whole power range? This video presents evidence suggesting that the specified damage threshold does depend on the power level, and not just power density.