ABOUT OPHIR PHOTONICS GROUP

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.

Precision
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.

Versatility
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.

Innovation
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.

FEATURED ARTICLES

Analyzing Small, High Power Beams At Focus In Manufacturing Applications Lasers are increasingly deployed in manufacturing applications, being pushed to higher output powers and smaller beam sizes to work faster and with higher precision. Determining the beam profile at the beam focus of these lasers is critical to verify and improve manufacturing product quality.   Continue Reading...
Beam Profiling In The SWIR Range: What You Need To Know
Beam Profiling In The SWIR Range: What You Need To Know Phosphor-coated CCD cameras have their place in gross beam alignment and applications where essential beam diagnostics are not required. However, due to the wide wavelength range of InGaAs cameras, the very high sensitivity of the array with very low noise, the real characteristics of the 1.5mμm beam can be detected, imaged, and measured with true accuracy. This white paper describes how the phosphor camera is the wrong solution for accurate...  Continue Reading...
Medical Laser Applications: Beam Measuring And Profiling
Medical Laser Applications: Beam Measuring And Profiling This article discusses the importance measuring and profiling laser beams in medical laser applications.  Continue Reading...
The Top Mistake Medical Device Engineers Make When Designing Laser Integration
The Top Mistake Medical Device Engineers Make When Designing Laser Integration When do you take on the design all on your own, and when do you outsource? This article presents the top mistake medical device engineers make when attempting to integrate lasers in the design.  Continue Reading...
How To Ensure Accuracy Of Laser Measurement In Medical Devices
How To Ensure Accuracy Of Laser Measurement In Medical Devices Medical devices need to be precise in order to ensure the health of the patient. This article addresses considerations needed to make sure laser measurement sensors in medical devices are accurate, and will continue to remain as accurate as possible.  Continue Reading...
SLM Troubleshooting Made Easy With BeamWatch® AM
SLM Troubleshooting Made Easy With BeamWatch® AM The BeamWatch® AM was designed to address the issues and parameters dictated by selective laser melting (SLM) machines. This application note discusses how to use the BeamWatch® AM non-contact beam measurement device for simplified SLM troubleshooting.  Continue Reading...
Evaluating A Multimodal Beam: A Brief Tutorial Highlighting The Use Of BeamGage PRO Partitioning
Evaluating A Multimodal Beam: A Brief Tutorial Highlighting The Use Of BeamGage PRO Partitioning Lasers were initially designed to operate in one fundamental mode. Soon after, researchers devised ways of generating and using more complex, higher-order multimode formats. This application note offers an example tutorial on how to evaluate a multimodal laser beam with BeamGage PRO Partitioning.  Continue Reading...
Laser Measurement Solutions For Medical Applications
Laser Measurement Solutions For Medical Applications Lasers in medical applications are able to deliver precisely controlled energy without physical contact. They can be used as a surgical tool, a production tool for medical device manufacturing, as well as in medical measurement applications.  Continue Reading...
How Ophir-Spiricon Determines The Dynamic Range Of Laser Measurement Products
How Ophir-Spiricon Determines The Dynamic Range Of Laser Measurement Products This article explains the importance of understanding and stating a dynamic range correctly. This paper also provides insight on how Ophir-Spiricon, a global leader in precision infrared optics and photonics instrumentation, determines its products’ dynamic range properly.  Continue Reading...
How To Make Laser Welding And Cutting Affordable And Sustainable
How To Make Laser Welding And Cutting Affordable And Sustainable This article discusses the consequences of poor measurements in more detail, and presents a measurement solution that can help make applications like laser welding and cutting affordable and sustainable.  Continue Reading...
Laser Beam Diagnostics In GHz Applications
Laser Beam Diagnostics In GHz Applications It usually is insufficient to rely on one standard measurement technology when working with applications in exotic optical wavelengths and unusually low average powers. This white paper goes through an example of calculating many laser beam diagnostics within high GHz applications.  Continue Reading...
What To Expect In A Laser Profiling Demonstration
What To Expect In A Laser Profiling Demonstration When asking someone for a laser beam profiling demonstration, it is important to understand what you are asking for and what you should expect. This white paper covers the steps needed to take to set up a demonstration, and what is expected of each party.  Continue Reading...
Working In The Basement: Measuring Signals Below The Noise Floor With A Lock-In Amplifier
Working In The Basement: Measuring Signals Below The Noise Floor With A Lock-In Amplifier This article presents the advantages of using lock-in amplifiers for measuring signals below the noise floor, how they work, and available devices from Ophir.  Continue Reading...
Sensor Fusion Enables Comprehensive Analysis Of Laser Processing In Additive Manufacturing
Sensor Fusion Enables Comprehensive Analysis Of Laser Processing In Additive Manufacturing This white paper discusses sensor fusion, a process that merges data from numerous sensors to create a more complete understanding of the laser-enabled process.  Continue Reading...
Testing High-Volume LED Luminaire Builds
Testing High-Volume LED Luminaire Builds The lower operating costs of LED luminaires drive growing demand for them in consumer and commercial markets. This increased demand requires an adaptation to improved quality testing methods that can provide superior measurements and not slow down the process of production.   Continue Reading...
Assuring Correct Metallurgy In Direct Laser Melting
Assuring Correct Metallurgy In Direct Laser Melting This application note presents how Ophir Optics’ BeamCheck system is able to measure critical laser beam parameters for laser-based additive manufacturing.  Continue Reading...
Laser Engraving Resolution Chart
Laser Engraving Resolution Chart This article reports the measurement results acquired when a metal sheet was scanned with a resolution chart engraved on its surface.  Continue Reading...
Intro To Laser Management: Laser Profiling 101
Intro To Laser Management: Laser Profiling 101 Traditionally, laser operators only verify a laser’s average power or energy to improve efficiency and, if everything is in order, put their laser back into service. This article discusses steps required to identify and use a camera profiling system (arrayed camera, attenuator, and beam dump) for laser management.  Continue Reading...
Reducing Production Waste With Laser Profiling And Characterization
Reducing Production Waste With Laser Profiling And Characterization A critical component in a laser manufacturing process is the understanding of which process parameters or key control characteristics must be measured and how they will relate to product quality and waste. A laser profiling system can be a great benefit for characterizing and identifying which variables affect product quality and waste minimization. Unfortunately, many companies realize this too late and incur more expenses and extended downtime ...  Continue Reading...
Measuring Small-Beam MFD: Overcoming the Challenges
Measuring Small-Beam MFD: Overcoming the Challenges Accurate beam size measurements for beam sizes under 10 μm are critical for many applications such as fiber optic coupling efficiency, defect scanning, optical design, and optical fabrication process control. The challenges for such a measurement include the use of focal plane arrays that are too large to reasonably profile without magnification, the high mechanical precision of the beam profiling apparatus, and the beams’ high...  Continue Reading...

CONTACT INFORMATION

Ophir Photonics

3050 North 300 West

North Logan, UT 84341

UNITED STATES

Phone: 435-753-3729

Fax: 435-753-5231

Contact: Kenneth Ferree

PRODUCTS

  • Compact, All-In-One LED Luminaire Measurement System: FluxGage
    Compact, All-In-One LED Luminaire Measurement System: FluxGage

    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.

  • High Resolution Beam Profiling Camera With GigE Interface For High-Speed Applications: SP920G
    High Resolution Beam Profiling Camera With GigE Interface For High-Speed Applications: SP920G

    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.

  • Ophir® Power Meter For Fluorescence Microscopy: PD300-MS
    Ophir® Power Meter For Fluorescence Microscopy: PD300-MS

    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.

  • Portable Laser Power/Energy Meter With Sophisticated Graphical Display And Advanced Math Functions: Ophir® Centauri
    Portable Laser Power/Energy Meter With Sophisticated Graphical Display And Advanced Math Functions: Ophir® Centauri

    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.

  • Ophir® Focal Spot Analyzer For Monitoring Material Processing Laser Performance
    Ophir® Focal Spot Analyzer For Monitoring Material Processing Laser Performance

    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.

  • Laser Measurement System For Laser-Based Additive Manufacturing: BeamWatch® AM
    Laser Measurement System For Laser-Based Additive Manufacturing: BeamWatch® AM

    The BeamWatch® AM from Ophir® is an integrated laser measurement system created for measuring critical laser beam parameters for 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 (FOV). These measurements include waist (focus spot) width and location, focal shift, centroid, M2 or K, divergence, beam parameter product, Rayleigh length, absolute power, and tilt angle measurements.

  • Portable Laser Beam Splitter For Small Beam Diameters: Ophir® LBS-300s
    Portable Laser Beam Splitter For Small Beam Diameters: Ophir® LBS-300s

    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.

  • Very High Power Water-Cooled Thermal Sensor: 15K-W-BB-45
    Very High Power Water-Cooled Thermal Sensor: 15K-W-BB-45

    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.

  • BeamCheck™ Beam Profiling System For Additive Manufacturing
    BeamCheck™ Beam Profiling System For Additive Manufacturing

    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.

  • M2 Laser Beam Propagation System For Continuous Use Applications
    M2 Laser Beam Propagation System For Continuous Use Applications

    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. 

  • Customized OEM Solutions
    Customized OEM Solutions

    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
    Laser Beam Profilers

    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.

  • Software And System Integrator Solutions
    Software And System Integrator Solutions

    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.

  • Power Meters for Lasers and other Light Sources
    Power Meters for Lasers and other Light Sources

    Ophir’s series of power meters are designed with the highest sensitivity, lowest noise, and most precise calibrations in order to bring out maximum performance levels from their smart sensors. These power meters and PC interfaces operate on the smart plug principle, meaning that these devices can work with nearly all Ophir sensors.

  • Energy Sensors
    Energy 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.

  • Power Sensors
    Power Sensors

    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.

  • Helios Laser Power Meter For Industrial Automation
    Helios Laser Power Meter For Industrial Automation

    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. 

  • Laser Sensors For High Power Lasers Without Water Cooling
    Laser Sensors For High Power Lasers Without Water Cooling

    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.

  • High Sensitivity Thermal Sensor: 3A-PF-12
    High Sensitivity Thermal Sensor: 3A-PF-12

    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.

  • NanoScan 2s Scanning Slit Beam Profiler
    NanoScan 2s Scanning Slit Beam Profiler

    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.

NEWS

  • MKS Announces Ophir® Integrating Spheres For Accurate, Repeatable Measurement Of Optical Power In VCSELs
    MKS Announces Ophir® Integrating Spheres For Accurate, Repeatable Measurement Of Optical Power In VCSELs

    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 Announces Ophir® BeamWatch® Integrated, Fully Automated Beam Monitoring System For Industrial Production Environments
    MKS Announces Ophir® BeamWatch® Integrated, Fully Automated Beam Monitoring System For Industrial Production Environments

    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 Announces Ophir® Fast Photo Diodes For High Speed Measurement Of Pulsed Lasers And VCSELs
    MKS Announces Ophir® Fast Photo Diodes For High Speed Measurement Of Pulsed Lasers And VCSELs

    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 Announces Ophir® LP2 Power/Energy Sensor With Very High Damage Threshold For High Power Density And Long Pulse Lasers
    MKS Announces Ophir® LP2 Power/Energy Sensor With Very High Damage Threshold For High Power Density And Long Pulse Lasers

    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.

  • MKS Announces New Ophir® FluxGage™ Measurement System For Large-Size Street And Industrial LED Luminaires
    MKS Announces New Ophir® FluxGage™ Measurement System For Large-Size Street And Industrial LED Luminaires

    MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, announces the Ophir® FluxGage™ FG1500, the newest member of the FluxGage family of compact measurement systems for LED luminaires. The FG1500 features an aperture size of 144 x 64cm, allowing for photometric measurement of large-size street and industrial luminaires, LED flat panels, and troffer lights.

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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • Medical Eye Surgery
    Medical Eye Surgery

    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.

  • Medical Device Quality Control
    Medical Device Quality Control

    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.

  • Quality Control 4X Throughput
    Quality Control 4X Throughput

    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.

  • Laser Measurement Best Practices: Thermal Offset Due To Sensor Heating
    Laser Measurement Best Practices: Thermal Offset Due To Sensor Heating

    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.

  • Co-alignment Of Visible, NIR, And IR Laser Beams
    Co-alignment Of Visible, NIR, And IR Laser Beams

    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.

  • Why Do I Need To Measure My Laser Beam?
    Why Do I Need To Measure My Laser Beam?

    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.

  • Video: The Full Spectrum
    Video: The Full Spectrum

    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.

  • Video: Does Damage Threshold Depend On Power Level?
    Video: Does Damage Threshold Depend On Power Level?

    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.

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