IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 17, 2011 — Newport Corp. has announced the LAKIT series laser power alignment tuning kits. Suitable for laser tuning and alignment in research setups, the kits include the new 1917-R laser power meter and a wide selection of optical detectors, making it easier for the researcher to match the laser type. Each kit contains an optical power meter, a detector and the corresponding mounting assembly to simplify product selection and setup and to reduce costs. The tuning kits use three types of detectors: silicon, germanium or thermopile. They operate in wavelength ranges from 200 nm to 10.6 μm, with up to 100-W average power. The 918D Series is designed for low-power lasers (<2 W/cm2) and operates in the visible and infrared spectra. It features an integrated OD3 attenuator to increase the measurement dynamic range. The 818P Series thermopile detectors are a good choice for measuring the average power for high-power lasers that operate in both continuous-wave and pulsed modes. The broadband flat spectral response ranges from 0.19 to 11 μm, with a high damage threshold and high sensitivity to optical power. For more complex measurement and data acquisition requirements, the company also provides advanced optical power meters and detectors.