On-site multi-kilowatt laser power meter calibration using radiation pressure

Published: December 01, 2017


Paul A. Williams, Joshua A. Hadler, Brian J. Simonds, John H. Lehman


We have demonstrated the calibration of a thermal power meter against a radiation-pressure power meter in the range of 20 kW in a manufacturing test environment. The results were compared to a traditional calorimeter-based laboratory calibration undertaken at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The results are documented and the effects of non-ideal conditions typical of measurements in low-stability environments are discussed.
Citation: Applied Optics
Volume: 56
Issue: 34
Pub Type: Journals


Radiation pressure, laser welding, radiometry, power meter, laser power
Created December 01, 2017, Updated November 10, 2018