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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.12.002373


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Abstract

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.

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

Citation
Bob E. Watt, "Calorimeter for Picosecond Laser Pulses," Appl. Opt. 12, 2373-2377 (1973)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-12-10-2373


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