PRESS RELEASE

1000W-BB-120 Thermal Sensor

Ophir Photonics, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, today announced the 1000W-BB-120 Thermal Sensor for Very Large Aperture Lasers, the newest member of the company's line of high damage threshold laser sensors. The 1000-BB-120 is a water-cooled thermopile detector that features a very large 120mm aperture for handling large beams and laser diode bars.

It features a wide dynamic range, measuring powers from 1W to 1000W and energy from 2J to 600J. The broadband absorbers can measure a spectral range from 190nm to 20μm. The laser sensor provides a damage threshold of 6kW/cm² at full power and a 6s response time that is faster than all competitive models.

"The 1000W-BB-120 features a very large 120mm aperture, twice the size of other Ophir laser sensors," said Ephraim Greenfield, CTO, Ophir Photonics.

"This is required for applications using large diameter lasers or widely diverging sources at medium powers. The 1000W-BB-120 provides accurate measurements, fast response times, and a damage resistant broadband coating."

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.

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