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Beam profiling at 30 Hz for absolute fluence measurement
Author(s): Gary T. Forrest
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Paper Abstract

The original SensorPhysics beam profiler introduced in 1990 has been upgraded to utilize standard computers and cameras to capture 640 X 480 images at 30 Hz. These images are analyzed to calculate the peak fluence (J/cm2), beam diameter, total energy, per cent saturation, peak location, centroid location and beam area for a series of pulse. The maximum, minimum and average values are calculated as are the values for the averaged image. Incomplete data is automatically excluded. Data is displayed in a variable sized pane under WindowsTM 3.11. The LaserTest utilizes a combined VGA-framegrabber- memory card to acquire sequential pulses at full resolution at 30 Hz. A SensorPhysics high peak power pyroelectric detector is being integrated into the WindowsTM based platform to allow simultaneous measurement of laser energy on every pulse. A similar approach has been implemented on a self contained notebook computer platform.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2714, 27th Annual Boulder Damage Symposium: Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1995, (27 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.240420
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Gary T. Forrest, SensorPhysics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2714:
27th Annual Boulder Damage Symposium: Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1995
Harold E. Bennett; Arthur H. Guenther; Mark R. Kozlowski; Brian Emerson Newnam; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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