Optical Probes

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Radiometer measures very low powers down to 300 fW.

February 19, 2016

Integrating photodiode sensor and 18 Hz chopper, Model RM9-PD measures power of very low level CW or quasi CW sources with response time of 3.6 sec. Sensor is calibrated over entire range of wavelengths, from 0.2–1.1 µm, rather than single wavelength. Featuring digitally synthesized lock-in amplifier that minimizes external noise, sensor can measure power levels from 300 fW to 300 nW. Output can be displayed on any standard Ophir meter or on PC or Android smartphone or tablet. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Ophir Photonics Announces StarViewer, Mobile App for Viewing Laser Power/Energy Measurements on Smartphones and Tablets

February 18, 2016

San Francisco, CA - Ophir Photonics Group, a Newport Corporation company celebrating 40 years of excellence as the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment, today at SPIE Photonics West 2016 announced StarViewer, an Android app that brings laser power/energy measurements to Android smartphones and tablets. StarViewer can be used with virtually any Ophir thermopile, photodiode, or... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Laser Beam Monitoring System supports dynamic measurements.

June 24, 2015

Featuring magnification optics for measuring beams with spot sizes down to 55 µm, non-contact BeamWatch® 2.0 monitors high-power (up to 100 kW) YAG, fiber, and diode lasers in 980–1,080 nm range used in industrial material processing applications. Unit takes measurements every 60 msec, providing instant readings of focus spot size and beam position as well as dynamic measurements of focal plane location during process start-up. Dual axis measurement support is available Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Irradiance Sensor measures narrowband LED and laser sources.

March 17, 2015

Designed to measure LED and laser sources from 200–850 nm, PD300RM Irradiance and Energy Density Sensor automatically adjusts to provide correct power and energy measurements based on specific wavelength designated by user. Unit also incorporates cosine corrected quartz glass diffuser, suitable for UV radiation. Model PD300RM-UV measures irradiance levels from 15 nW/cm² to 300 mW/cm², while PD300RM-8W measures irradiance from 0.2 µW/cm² to 8 W/cm². Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

General Monitors Gas & Flame Detectors Receive DNV-GL and MED Marine Approvals

March 10, 2015

Ideal for FPSO Vessels, Offshore Platforms, Marine Environments LAKE FOREST, CA — General Monitors announces that its most popular advanced gas and flame detectors now meet the Marine Equipment Directive (MED) for Det Norske Veritas’ (DNV) Offshore Standards as well as DNV•GL Type Approval. MED is the European Directive requiring that gas and flame detectors installed in marine... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

Power and Energy Meter measures lasers up to 120 kW.

February 18, 2015

With response time of <1 minute, 120K-W Laser Power Meter can measure very high power, fiber, IR, and Nd:YAG lasers. Portable unit consists of beam dump with overall dimensions of 50 x 50 cm, and water flow power measurement unit with 11 x 15 x 34 cm dimensions. Connecting to PC via RS-232 interface, meter includes software that displays and graphs power and water flow rate. It is suited for heavy-duty applications, such as deep penetration welding, drilling, and cutting large products in field. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Video Inspection Systems feature leak-proof design.

December 19, 2014

With Wet/Dry Video Inspection Systems, users can inspect inaccessible or hazardous areas to identify and diagnose hidden problems without disassembly or teardown. IP67-rated probes, grips, and monitors are guaranteed leak-proof to depth of 1 m. Available in non-recording and recording models, scopes feature 3.5 in. LCD monitor with ability to flip still image or video 180° or zoom up to 4X. Recording models save time- and date-stamped inspection video clips and photos on included memory card. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

HD Vis/NIR Image Sensor addresses changing security market needs.

November 3, 2014

Using frontside illumination technology, 1/3 in. OV9750 can capture visible and NIR video in HD. This dedicated security image sensor, built on 3.75 micron OmniPixel3-HS&trade; pixel architecture, captures clear images and video in high-, low-, and no-light environments for consumer and commercial applications. Product fits in 6.3 x 5.2 mm package and can operate in SXGA (1280 x 960) resolution at 60 fps with 10-bit output or 45 fp with 12-bit output. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Laser Power and Energy Meter offers USB communications.

July 30, 2014

With USB option, StarLite Meter can communicate directly with PC and display all measurements on StarLab 3.0 laser measurement software. Handheld unit displays variety of beam measurements, including power, single shot energy, energy, and frequency of high repetition rate lasers as well as beam position and size. Equipped with 320 x 240 pixel TFT display with 16 mm digits, StarLite monitors power from pW to many kW or energy from pJ to hundreds of Joules. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

VNIR Hyperspectral Sensor suits hand-launched UAVs.

July 2, 2014

Intended for commercial UAV deployment, Nano-Hyperspec Sensor operates in 400&ndash;1,000 nm spectral range and includes onboard data processing and storage to minimize constraints inherent with small, hand-launched UAVs. Sensor can be combined with optional GPS/IMU capabilities to provide fully integrated airborne configuration. Measuring 3 x 3 x 4.7 in., sensor features 640 spatial bands and 270 spectral bands at 2&ndash;3 nm resolution. Frame rate is over 300 fps and usable data storage capacity is 480 GB. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Simtronics' MultiFlame 3IR Detectors Certified SIL3

February 4, 2014

Aubagne, France – Simtronics, an IST company, is pleased to announce that its MultiFlame series DF-TV7-T and DM-TV6-T are the first triple IR flame detectors on the market to be certified up to safety integrity level SIL3. The devices recently underwent stringent functional safety assessments by third party agency LCIE Bureau Verita and were found to be in compliance with IEC 61508:1-7. ... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Mineral Contact Probe offers fatigue-free measurement.

January 15, 2014

Plugging into SPECTRAL EVOLUTION spectrometers or spectroradiometers, Mineral Contact Probe measures surface reflectance from 350&ndash;2,500 nm, making it suited for mining exploration, core shack logging, and chip tray analysis. Pistol grip unit features 5 W tungsten halogen light source, impact-resistant ABS thermoplastic handle, pushbutton trigger for data collection, and metal clad fiber optical cable with quick disconnect. Scratch-resistant crystal and rubber gasket protect probe window. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Pyroelectric Laser Energy Sensor measures as low as 50 nJ.

January 9, 2014

Featuring broad spectral range operating from 150 nm to 12 µm, Model PE9-ES-C measures at high repetition rates up to 10 kHz. Unit features 8 mm active aperture area and supports pulse widths to 20 µs. User-adjustable threshold prevents false readings in noisy environments, while built-in wavelength correction ensures accuracy and repeatability. Up to 250,000 points of data can be stored on-board in nonvolatile memory and can be sent to computer for analysis and storage. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Spectrometer Probe remotely senses ambient light.

December 27, 2013

Suited for ambient light remote sensing applications that require fiber optic data collection, Pistol Grip features low-reflectance, impact-resistant ABS thermoplastic handle with tether hole. Thumbscrew tightly secures fiber optic cable and lens, while pushbutton trigger is used for data collection. With Picatinny rail, users can mount options such as laser sighting scopes and spirit levels. Integrated peep sight enables accurate remote sensing without adding extra optional sights to rail. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Video Inspection System has pocket-sized design.

November 20, 2013

Built to survive harsh environments of HVACR maintenance and plumbing, PalmScope&trade; (DCS950) can be operated with one hand and facilitates use via 5 control buttons: power on/off, brightness up, brightness down, video zoom (up to 4X), and video flip (180°). Features include 2 ft long probe with 0.35 in. dia camera tip, 2.7 in. color LCD screen with 320 x 240 pixel (QVGA) resolution, and LED illumination. Camera offers depth of field of 1 in. to 10 ft and 60° field of view.<br /> Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Near-IR Transmission Probe features extended length design.

November 19, 2013

Offered in lengths up to 1.2 m with 27 mm diameter, FPT-850EL Extended Length Probe delivers remote sensing using standard Near-IR analyzer. Proprietary sealing technique consists of direct sapphire to metal welded pressure seal, providing high degree of chemical resistance since materials in contact with process are sapphire, high nickel alloys, and thin flash of gold or PTFE. Elimination of internal optical fibers and elastomeric seals enables long term operation at temperatures to 400°C. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Commercial Power Sensor measures fiber lasers up to 100 kW.

September 24, 2013

With response time of less than 1 minute, 100K-W Laser Power Meter measures high power beams at distance past focal spot of laser or, alternatively, at distance from diverging fiber output where beam has expanded to about 100 mm diameter. Portable unit consists of 50 x 50 cm beam dump and 11 x 15 x 34 cm water flow power measurement unit. Meter connects to PC via RS-232 and includes software that displays and graphs power and water flow rate. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

Laser Power Meter measures up to 30 kW.

May 21, 2013

Featuring 74 mm aperture for large diameter beams, 30K-W Laser Power Meter measures YAG and fiber lasers in 800-2,000 nm range and CO2 lasers at 10.6 microns. Meter is based on thermopile technology. Reflective cone deflects laser beam onto inner circumference of sensor, minimizing power density to manageable levels. Created for material processing lasers used in metal cutting and welding, meter offers response time of less than 10 sec and can withstand max average power density up to 10 kW/cm². Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Thermal Detector measures laser power, position, and size.

May 15, 2013

Available with 12&ndash;50 mm aperture sizes, BeamTrack FL250A-BB-50-PPS measures power, beam position, and beam size of lasers up to 250 W. Unit also measures energy from 80 mJ to 300 J and provides information on beam centering and wander. Beam position is accurate to 0.2 mm and beam size is accurate to +/-5% for Gaussian beam. Capable of measuring spectral range from 150 nm to 20 µm, detector features Smart Connector interface that operates with StarLite, Nova II, and Vega smart displays. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Laser Power/Energy Meter offers analog and digital display.

February 1, 2013

StarLite displays various beam measurements, including power, single shot energy, energy and frequency of high-repetition rate lasers, and beam size. Operated from AC source or rechargeable battery, handheld unit features 320 x 240 pixel display with 16 mm digits that promotes legibility and allows for selection of digital power screen or analog needle screen. Meter monitors power and energy for all Ophir thermopile, pyroelectric, and photodiode sensors. Read More