Laser measurement equipment maker Ophir Photonics of Darmstadt, Germany, has opened a new office there and hired former Synrad executive Christian Dini to serve as its general manager. Ophir Spiricon Europe will provide customers across the continent with sales, recalibration and repair services for all Ophir power and energy meters, and Spiricon and Photon beam analyzers. “Pan-European demand is increasing across a wide array of scientific, medical and industrial applications. This means the opportunities are tremendous for laser measurement equipment,” said Yoram Shalev, Ophir Photonics sales and marketing director. The company is a brand of Newport Corp.