7 August 1998 Instrument for measuring high-power lasers
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Abstract
A thermal tube based high power and energy meter is introduced, which uses a thermal tube as an isothermal receiver to realize an upper range of 1 X 106 J by the effective thermal conduction the tube and the elimination of thermal lag, with a total uncertainty (mu) less than 5%. A non- contacting method for measuring the laser off-beam power and energy is also described which can indirectly measure the beam power, energy, peak power, waveform and laser pulse frequency by measuring the off-beam scatter based on the principle of the functional dependence of beam on its scatter. Finally a description of a ceramic attenuation meter for high-peak power and energy is given.
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Weiping Wang, Weiping Wang, Limin Xiong, Limin Xiong, } "Instrument for measuring high-power lasers", Proc. SPIE 3549, High-Power Lasers: Solid State, Gas, Excimer, and Other Advanced Lasers II, (7 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.344108; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.344108
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