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Understanding VCSEL Measurement Solutions
Understanding VCSEL Measurement Solutions Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) are a type of semiconductor laser diode. This article discusses VCSEL measurement solutions and how Ophir equipment can be used to get reliable power and beam profile data on VCSELs.  Continue Reading...
Robots, Lasers, And Artificial Intelligence Join Forces Undersea
Robots, Lasers, And Artificial Intelligence Join Forces Undersea Subsea robots, lasers, and artificial intelligence have been combined into one dynamic solution that will change the methods of working underwater. The SeaVision® subsea 3D laser imaging system is used to perform high-resolution RGB laser line scanning.   Continue Reading...
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...
The Race To The Starting Line: Edge-Emitting Diode Lasers vs. VCSELs For The Automotive Lidar Market
The Race To The Starting Line: Edge-Emitting Diode Lasers vs. VCSELs For The Automotive Lidar Market The competition to be the leading diode laser source for automotive lidar is not a race to the top, but rather a race to the starting line. Before reaching the goal to implement lidar ADAS in consumer vehicles by 2020, there must be at least one year of certification and testing before going to market.   Continue Reading...
Achieving Standardized Measurements With BeamWatch AM The BeamWatch AM is Ophir-Spiricon’s beam monitoring system designed specifically for use in the additive manufacturing industry to provide non-interfering real-time beam measurement at the location of the working plane.   Continue Reading...
Creating A Passive Laser Beam Analyzer Through A Haas Laser Technologies And Xenics Partnership
Creating A Passive Laser Beam Analyzer Through A Haas Laser Technologies And Xenics Partnership High power CO2 lasers produce a beam of infrared light with wavelengths centering typically at 9.3 or 10.6 μm. Haas Laser Technologies, Inc. has developed a compact, all passive optical design laser beam analyzer for focused laser beams from a CO2 laser with wavelength range from 9.3 to 10.6 μm. In conjunction with a Fabry-Perot resonator and Xenics’ Gobi-640-GigE microbolometer camera, the new beam analyzer offers laser beam...  Continue Reading...
Which Industrial Cutting Method Is Right For You? Some applications require one specific type of cutting method and the other two methods are out of the question. This application note presents the process of each industrial cutting method, and comparisons between laser cutting, water jets, and mechanical cutting.  Continue Reading...
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LASERS PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Laser White Light Modules Laser White Light Modules

Laser white light offers unique performance properties in low divergence and waveguide delivery for medical, biomedical, machine vision, and specialty illumination applications. Laser Components’ ALBALUX FM is a white light fiber-coupled module designed to produce highly-directional and brilliant white light for enabling long throw distances, narrow beam angles, and small optic sizes for specialty lighting applications.

FLEXPOINT® Machine Vision Lasers FLEXPOINT® Machine Vision Lasers

LASER COMPONENTS designs and manufactures FLEXPOINT® MVsquare laser modules to fulfill specific requirements in industrial image processing applications. Thanks to its rectangular housing (L x W x H: 65 x 15 x 15 mm), this square module solution is specifically designed for fast and simple assembly in series production.

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.

3D Optical Surface Profilers: Nexview NX2 3D Optical Surface Profilers: Nexview NX2

Zygo Corporation introduces the next generation of optical profiling instruments designed to precisely measure surface area topography quickly and with ease for enhanced productivity and versatility. The Nexview NX2 instrument is based on innovative and versatile non-contact optical technologies. Ideal applications include research, precision engineering, quality control, and advanced manufacturing.

3D Optical Surface Profilers: NewView 9000 3D Optical Surface Profilers: NewView 9000

Zygo Corporation's NewView 9000 instrument is based on innovative and versatile non-contact optical technologies. Ideal applications include research, precision engineering, quality control, and advanced manufacturing.

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.

FLEXPOINT Machine Vision Lasers: MV Series FLEXPOINT Machine Vision Lasers: MV Series

LASER COMPONENTS designs and manufactures laser modules to fulfill specific requirements in industrial image processing applications -- a range of line lasers with a homogeneous power distribution generally used in metrology, as well as high power lasers and special housing units. 

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LASER NEWS

  • Properly Executing Fiber Optic Safety
    Properly Executing Fiber Optic Safety

    Happily, laser accidents with fibers are almost exclusively related to non-beam hazards. Still, laser fiber users need to understand a number of factors relevant to fiber optic safety.

  • Understanding Laser Safety In Fabrication Settings
    Understanding Laser Safety In Fabrication Settings

    Many laser standards exist to address the variety of laser use applications, but the fabrication setting is conspicuously omitted. This article details what the basic laser safety requirements for fabrication, as well as what it takes to implement such safeguards.  

  • A Guide To Selecting Laser Protective Eyewear
    A Guide To Selecting Laser Protective Eyewear

    When it comes to laser protective eyewear, a number of factors go into selecting the best option, and some are more important than others.

  • Recognizing Ergonomic Concerns In The Laser Lab
    Recognizing Ergonomic Concerns In The Laser Lab

    To improve the safety, positive working environment, and ― ideally ― effectiveness of your laser lab, weigh these ergonomic considerations when approaching its layout.

  • BEA Lasers Expands MIL Series With New Laser Alignment Modules
    BEA Lasers Expands MIL Series With New Laser Alignment Modules

    Both new MIL RA Alignment Modules feature a low profile 3/8” rugged laser housing, fitted with a M12 connector. A PVC jacketed cable 2 meters long, integrated power supply and optional mounting bracket complete this sturdy ready-to-use system.

  • Introducing The ‘Smart Mirror’
    Introducing The ‘Smart Mirror’

    Lasers play roles in many manufacturing processes, from welding car parts to crafting engine components with 3D printers.* To control these tasks, manufacturers must ensure that their lasers fire at the correct power. 

  • FLEXPOINT Long Range Laser Module: Precise Positioning Over Long Distances
    FLEXPOINT Long Range Laser Module: Precise Positioning Over Long Distances

    With its FLEXPOINT Long Range Line Module, LASER COMPONENTS has developed a highly-precise positioning tool for long distances. Even at 50 m, the line is only 4 m long and can be adjusted to line widths of a few millimeters with an easy-to-use focusing device. The FLEXPOINT LR-L module is available with red (660 nm) or green (520 nm) lines. Customers have the choice of any output power in a range between 5 mW and 30 mW.

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