Laser Beam Dumps target high power applications.

Press Release Summary:

Model BD5000W-BB-50 and BDFL500A-BB-50 are designed to safety absorb unused part of high power laser beam and dissipate resulting heat, protecting nearby personnel and equipment. BDFL500A-BB-50 is fan-cooled beam dump for up to 500 W, while BD5000W-BB-50 is water-cooled beam dump for applications up to 5 kW. With ability to handle 7 kW/cm2 at 500 W and 3 kW/cm2 at 5 kW, broadband absorber makes them suitable for applications across UV to far IR.

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Ophir-Spiricon Introduces Water Cooled and Fan Cooled Laser Beam Dumps for High Power Applications

San Francisco, CA - Ophir-Spiricon, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment, today announced two new Laser Beam Dump products for high power applications, the BD5000W-BB-50 and the BDFL500A-BB-50. These devices are designed to safety absorb the "unused" part of a high power laser beam and dissipate the resulting heat, protecting nearby personnel and equipment. The BDFL500A-BB-50 is a fan-cooled Beam Dump for up to 500W. The BD5000W-BB-50 is a water-cooled Beam Dump for even higher power applications, up to 5kW.

Both Laser Beam Dumps have a 50mm aperture. A broadband absorber makes them suitable for applications across a wide spectral range, from UV to far IR.

The absorber has a high damage threshold, handling 7 kW/cm2 at 500W and 3
kW/cm2 at 5kW. The Beam Dumps are compact units with standard mounting configurations.

"Laser beam dumps are an important component of many laser applications, especially those that do not want a dedicated power meter in the beam at all times," said Ephraim Greenfield, VP Engineering, Laser Measurement Group, Ophir-Spiricon. "Until now, all high power beam dumps were expensive, complicated devices with a shutter as well as a beam dump. The BD series of beam dumps are simple, compact, devices with a high damage threshold. This provides users with exactly the functionality they need at a significantly lower cost."

Pricing and Availability
The BD5000W-BB-50 and the BDFL500A-BB-50 Laser Beam Dumps are available now. OEM pricing is available on request.

About Ophir-Spiricon
Established in 1978, Ophir-Spiricon is part of the Ophir Optronics Laser Measurement Group. The Laser Measurement Group provides a complete line of instrumentation including power and energy meters, beam profilers, and spectrum analyzers. Dedicated to continuous innovation in laser measurement, the company holds a number of patents, including Ultracal(TM), the baseline correction algorithm that helped establish the ISO 11146-3 standard for beam measurement accuracy. The company's modular, customizable solutions serve manufacturing, medical, military, and research industries throughout the world. For more information, visit

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