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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%.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 250-64
Report Number


beamsplitter attenuator, impulse response, low-level 1.06 υm laser measurements, peak-power, pulse energy
Created August 1, 2004, Updated January 27, 2020