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Absolute Measurement Of Laser Beam Energy Using Its Radiation Pressure Force
Author(s): Gerald Roosen; Christian Imbert
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Paper Abstract

An absolute laser power meter, based on the momentum exchanged between the incident beam and a movable mirror is described. The force exerted by the beam on the mirror is proportional to the incident power. Thus from the measurement of the force value, we can deduce the incident power carried by the beam. But, generally speaking, the coefficient linking the exerted force and the incident power contains parameters which cannot be known with precision. The conceived device we describe, cancels these parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 1980
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0234, New Developments and Applications in Optical Radiation Measurement, (18 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958940
Show Author Affiliations
Gerald Roosen, Institut d'Optique Theorique et Appliquee (France)
Christian Imbert, Institut d'Optique Theorique et Appliquee (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0234:
New Developments and Applications in Optical Radiation Measurement
A. J. Allnutt, Editor(s)

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