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NIST Measurement Services: cw Laser Power and Energy Calibrations at NIST

Published

Author(s)

Joshua A. Hadler, Christopher L. Cromer, John H. Lehman

Abstract

This document describes a calibration service for absolute laser power and energy measurements of laser power meters and detectors used with continuous wave lasers at laser wavelengths between 325 and 1550 nm. In addition to a summary of the calibration procedure, a theoretical discussion of the uncertainty analysis and an overview of the measurement system are 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.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 250-75
Report Number
250-75

Keywords

laser energy, laser metrology, laser power, optical detector calibration
Created July 1, 2007, Updated January 27, 2020