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Comparison between NIST and AF laser energy standards using high power lasers

Published

Author(s)

Xiaoyu X. Li, Thomas Scott, Christopher L. Cromer, David Cooper, Steven Comisford

Abstract

We report the results of a high-energy laser calorimeter comparison conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, Colorado and the U.S. Air Force Primary Standard Laboratory (AFPSL), Heath, Ohio. A laser power meter, used as a transfer standard, was calibrated at each laboratory, sequentially, and the measurement results were compared. These measurements were performed at a nominal power of 800 W and a wavelength of 10.6 υm using CO2 lasers. Excellent measurement agreement (1.02 %) was demonstrated, which was well within each of the expanded uncertainties from the two laboratories involved in this comparison.
Citation
Journal of Research (NIST JRES) -
Volume
112
Issue
5

Keywords

calorimeter, comparison, laser

Citation

Li, X. , Scott, T. , Cromer, C. , Cooper, D. and Comisford, S. (2007), Comparison between NIST and AF laser energy standards using high power lasers, Journal of Research (NIST JRES), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=32714 (Accessed June 4, 2023)
Created November 1, 2007, Updated February 19, 2017