A calorimeter enclosed in a constant temperature environment has been constructed to measure the output energy of a conventional mode ruby or neodymium laser. The calorimeter was designed according to the measurement theory and has an estimated uncertainty of ±2% in the range 5 J to 100 J. The time–temperature curves were analyzed according to the theory with the aid of a computer program.
© 1971 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 19, 1970
Published: January 1, 1971
M. M. Birky, "Calorimeter for Laser Energy Measurements," Appl. Opt. 10, 132-135 (1971)