Laser Power Sensor eliminates contamination and corrosion.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring 34 mm aperture, Model 1000WP-BB-34 measures powers from 5–1,000 W and energy from 400 mJ to 300 J. Water-cooled thermal sensor provides damage threshold of 6 kW/cm² at full power and 2.5 s response time. Broadband absorbers can measure spectral range from 190 nm to 20 µm. Since all materials that come in contact with cooling water are either copper or non-metallic, possibility of contaminating water or corroding sensor is eliminated.

Original Press Release:

Ophir Photonics Announces High Damage Threshold Laser Power Sensor That Eliminates Contamination and Corrosion

Ophir Photonics 1000WP-BB-34 High Power Water Cooled Thermal Sensor

North Logan, UT – Ophir Photonics Group, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced the 1000WP-BB-34 High Power Water Cooled Thermal Sensor, part of the company's line of high damage threshold laser power sensors. The 1000WP-BB-34 is a new design based on the 1000W-BB-34 sensor. In the new version, all materials that come in contact with the cooling water are either copper or nonmetallic. This eliminates the possibility of contaminating the water or corroding the sensor, improving the accuracy and reliability of the measurements.

The 1000WP-BB-34 sensor features a 34mm aperture and a wide dynamic range, measuring powers from 5W to 1000W and energy from 400mJ to 300J. The broadband absorbers can measure a spectral range from 190nm to 20µm. The sensor provides a damage threshold of 6kW/cm² at full power and a 2.5s response time that is faster than all competitive models.

All Ophir thermal sensors feature a "Smart Connector" interface that operates with the company's StarLite, Nova II, and Vega smart displays, and Juno PC interface. The display is automatically configured and calibrated when plugged into one of the company’s laser measurement heads.


The 1000WP-BB-34 High Power Water Cooled Thermal Sensor is available now. OEM pricing available on request.

1000WP-BB-34 data sheet:

About Ophir Photonics

With over 30 years of experience, Ophir Photonics, a Newport Corporation brand, provides a complete line of instrumentation including power and energy meters, beam profilers, spectrum analyzers, and goniometric radiometers. Dedicated to continuous innovation in laser measurement, the company holds a number of patents, including 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. The company is ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited for calibration of laser measurement instruments. Their modular, customizable solutions serve manufacturing, medical, military, and research industries throughout the world. For more information, visit

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For further information contact:

Gary Wagner, General Manager

Ophir Photonics (U.S.)

3050 North 300 West

North Logan, UT 84341

Tel: 435-753-3729



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