Calibration Service for Low-level Pulsed-Laser Radiometers at 1.06 υm: Pulse Energy and Peak Power
Rodney W. Leonhardt
This document describes the calibration service provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for peak-power or pulse-energy of low-level laser pulses at the wavelength of 1.06 υm. This service supports the calibration of pulsed-laser radiometers at peak-power levels of 40 nW to 5 mW and pulse-energy from 100 fJ to 10 nJ. Laser pulse-durations can be varied from 20 ns to 2 us depending on the instrument to be calibrated and laboratory reference-standard requirements. Typical expanded uncertainties range from 6 to 8%.