Laser Power Measurements are Important and Don’t Have to be Difficult

Unveil the secrets of laser power measurement, navigating through myriad sensor technologies and techniques, as this talk exposes the pitfalls and perils of erroneous measurements with captivating real-life anecdotes.

April 18, 2024

2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM PT / 7:00 PM GMT

Duration: 1 hour

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One of the more basic laser measurements is output power and it is directly related to laser performance. There are numerous sensor technologies available to determine laser output, each with their own advantages. With all the different measurement techniques and technologies to measure laser power, it is not surprising that these measurements can appear very daunting, and erroneous results are sometimes obtained inadvertently. This talk will review the technologies and techniques for effective laser power measurement, with a story or two about where a laser power measurement went horribly wrong.


Derrick Peterman
Ophir Instruments

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