Newport Corp. has released its LAKIT series laser power alignment tuning kits. Suitable for use in research setups, the kits include the new 1917-R laser power meter and a wide selection of optical detectors, making it easier for researchers to match the laser type. Each kit contains an optical power meter, a detector and the corresponding mounting assembly. The kits use silicon, germanium or thermopile detectors. They operate in wavelength ranges from 200 nm to 10.6 µm, with up to 100-W average power. The 918D series, designed for low-power lasers (<2 W/cm2), operates in the visible and infrared spectra. The 818P series thermopile detectors are suitable for measuring the average power for high-power lasers that operate in both continuous-wave and pulsed modes.