Coherent Extends PowerMax Miniaturized Laser Power Meter LineMünchen, )
Other new additions to the PowerMax-USB/RS product line are a series of convective aircooled, single element thermopile sensors that allow power measurement in the 10 mW to 30W range, from wavelengths of 190 nm to 11 µm. These new PMseries sensors can withstand higher average powers in a smaller package than the previously available LMseries sensors, and also typically have a lower noise floor. This combination of smaller size and higher performance makes them particularly useful for embedding into tight spaces in demanding laserbased systems.
As with all previous PowerMax-USB/RS products, these utilize Coherent's PowerMax PC applications software as a virtual instrument interface, enabling the operator to take laser power readings, log data and compute measurement statistics. Users can also write their own software using host interface commands that control all aspects of power meter operation. PowerMax USB/RS sensors also offer a lower total system price, as well as reduced calibration costs, since there is no extra calibration for a separate meter involved.
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