When the Sensor Finder gives you a list of solutions for your laser, one of the things it tells you for each suggested sensor is how far below the damage threshold you are.continue reading
Many laser applications use pulsed beams, and pulse widths are becoming very short – even fs pulses are not uncommon. UV wavelengths are particularly useful in many such applications; because of the high photon energy associated with the short wavelength, non-thermal mechanisms can be used to ablate or cut material. This enables some unique applications…continue reading
A full-blown laser power meter, just without the built-in display. The PC becomes your display. Read more:continue reading
It is highly important to measure your KW laser power.
However, the water cooling that such sensors need is causing headaches. How to avoid those? Read more…
For maximum accuracy, how much of the sensor’s aperture should the beam ideally fill? This video will give you some “best practices” tips: Contact uscontinue reading
You might think – as I used do – that offset is pretty simple.
Before measuring your laser, see if the meter displays a value.
If not, great. If it does, that’s unwanted, so press “Offset.”
However, the truth is there are several different kinds of offset and it’s important to understand a little bit about how thermal sensors work in order to know when to hit that offset button and when to resist.continue reading