29 April 2016 Average power meter for laser radiation
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Advanced metrology equipment, in particular an average power meter for laser radiation, is necessary for effective using of laser technology. In the paper we propose a measurement scheme with periodic scanning of a laser beam. The scheme is implemented in a pass-through average power meter that can perform continuous monitoring during the laser operation in pulse mode or in continuous wave mode and at the same time not to interrupt the operation. The detector used in the device is based on the thermoelastic effect in crystalline quartz as it has fast response, long-time stability of sensitivity, and almost uniform sensitivity dependence on the wavelength.
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Elena I. Shevnina, Anton A. Maraev, Gennady G. Ishanin, "Average power meter for laser radiation", Proc. SPIE 9899, Optical Sensing and Detection IV, 98992R (29 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2228813; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2228813
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