Maximizing Laser Performance: What You Need to Know About Setting Up Power Meters and Beam Profilers

A Laser Focus World-hosted webinar sponsored by MKS Ophir

Originally broadcast on September 20, 2023. Now available On Demand.

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Measuring key laser performance characteristics, for example output power, beam size and shape, and focused spot location, help laser operators ensure the overall success of the system in which the laser is incorporated. Whether you’re a systems integrator embedding laser analysis tools inside a machine for your customer, or a laser technician performing periodic maintenance, the setup and use of the analysis equipment can be overwhelming. In this webinar, we’ll discuss best practices in the configuration and setup of commonly-used laser power meter and beam profiling products being used in production operations. We’ll review different optical configurations and where they are used, different software settings and features that are important to configure during setup, and a variety of scenarios where different technologies might be used and why.

Sponsored by:


John McCauley
Sr. Business Development Manager
MKS Ophir

John McCauley is Sr. Business Development Manager for MKS Ophir with a focus on automotive and directed energy applications. From 2009 to 2016, he served as their Midwest Regional Sales Manager and Product Specialist for all markets. Since 1998, his background has been as an end user of, and an Applications Engineer working with, laser marking and engraving systems. He has also worked closely with several mid-Indiana metal fabricating customers.

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