Thermal Laser Power Meter
Apr 2010Ophir, PhotonicsRequest Info
LOGAN, Utah, April 14, 2010 — Ophir-Spiricon Inc. has announced a new line of compact thermal laser power sensors with powers up to 400 W.
These high-performance heat dissipation sensors feature an array of pins for cooling, unlike other devices that rely on flat cooling fins that consume more space. The modular design can be tailored for a variety of custom OEM applications.
The high-thermal-efficiency sensors have improved detectors for better uniformity and longer lifetimes. They are linear and show no drift in readings when they heat up under laser irradiation. Linearity and stability with heating are better than 1% in most cases. The devices also produce high uniformity of reading over the surface, better than ±1%.
The sensors are produced with a new manufacturing process that allows the devices' disks to stand up to higher temperatures, rendering them more reliable under continued use and when cycling at high powers.
The low-medium power thermal sensors are designed for concentrated beams and pulses with power levels from 50 mW to 150 W and apertures to 35 mm. The medium-high power sensors are designed for higher power applications up to 400 W, with apertures to 50 mm.
For more information, visit: www.ophir-spiricon.com