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High power laser calibrations at NIST



Xiaoyu X. Li, Joshua A. Hadler, Christopher L. Cromer, John H. Lehman, Marla L. Dowell


This document describes the calibration service for the responsivity of laser power meters and detectors used with continuous wave high power lasers at laser wavelengths of 1.06 and 10.6 micrometers. An overview of the calibration procedures, measurement system, and uncertainty analysis is presented. A sample calibration report is included in this document that is similar to that which is provided to the customer. The calibration report contains an absolute calibration factor and a summary of the uncertainty assessment for the device under test.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 250-77
Report Number


high power, laser energy, laser power, measurement services


Li, X. , Hadler, J. , Cromer, C. , Lehman, J. and Dowell, M. (2008), High power laser calibrations at NIST, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created September 1, 2008, Updated January 27, 2020