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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1973
  • pp: 2373–2377

Calorimeter for Picosecond Laser Pulses

Bob E. Watt  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 12, Issue 10, pp. 2373-2377 (1973)

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Calorimeters have been designed and constructed that can measure the energy content of picosecond 1.06-μm laser pulses ranging in energy from ~13 μJ to 200 J. Noise levels are approximately 55 dB below individual instruments’ upper limits. The thermopile output voltage peaks in less than 2 sec and recovers with a time constant of ~50 sec or less.

© 1973 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 20, 1973
Published: October 1, 1973

Bob E. Watt, "Calorimeter for Picosecond Laser Pulses," Appl. Opt. 12, 2373-2377 (1973)

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