Ophir Announces Photodiode Sensor For Measuring Power Of Laser Bar Code Scanners

Ophir Photonics Group, a Newport Corporation company celebrating 40 years of excellence as the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment, has announced the BC20-V1 laser sensor for measuring the power of scanned or intermittent beams. The BC20-V1 is a photodiode sensor that measures any wavelength over the spectral range of 400 – 1100nm. It is the only product on the market that is capable of measuring the power of laser bar code scanners; it also measures laser printer scanners and the peak power of pulsed mode lasers. 

The BC20-V1 measures power from 0.1mW – 20mW. It has a peak detector that allows it to measure the power of a beam as it sweeps past the sensors. It features a 10x10mm aperture. The background is automatically subtracted from both scanned and static beams. The sensor includes two modes of operation: holding the highest reading for 5 seconds then updating the reading, or updating the reading three times per second. The BC20-V1 with 1.5 meter cable works with most Ophir meters and has a swivel mount for ease of operation.

The BC20-V1 laser sensor is available now. OEM pricing is available on request. BC20-V1 product page: http://ow.ly/4n2SNW

About Ophir Photonics

With over 35 years of experience, Ophir Photonics, a Newport Corporation company, 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 http://www.ophiropt.com/photonics 


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