Energy and Power Sensors
Frequently Asked Questions
A power sensor is a device used to measure the power of a laser beam. The sensor works by absorbing the energy of the laser beam and converting it into an electrical signal, which can then be read by a meter.
Thermal sensors use a thermopile to measure the temperature rise caused by the absorption of laser energy. Photodiode sensors use a photodiode to measure the current generated by the absorption of laser energy. Thermal sensors are typically more accurate and have a broader spectral range, while photodiode sensors are faster and more compact.
An energy sensor is a device used to measure the total energy output of a laser pulse, rather than the power of the laser beam. Energy sensors typically use a pyroelectric crystal to measure the temperature rise caused by the absorption of laser energy. While power sensors measure the continuous power output of a laser, energy sensors are used to measure pulsed laser output.
Choosing the right sensor depends on various factors such as the power range of the laser, the wavelength of the laser, and the type of measurement required. It's important to consider the accuracy, resolution, and response time of the sensor, as well as its compatibility with other equipment in your setup.
Accessories such as attenuators, filters, and beam splitters may be necessary to optimize the performance of your sensor. It's important to choose accessories that are compatible with your sensor and the laser source you are using. FindLight offers a range of accessories to help you get the most out of your power and energy sensor.
FindLight offers a wide range of power and energy sensors for scientific and industrial applications. These sensors are used to measure the optical power or energy output of lasers across a broad spectral range. Customers can browse and compare different types of sensors, including thermal, photodiode, and pyroelectric sensors, to find the right sensor for their specific needs. With expert support and fast response by suppliers, FindLight is the go-to source for high-quality power and energy sensors.
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