Laser Energy Sensors

Ophir has two types of energy sensors, pyroelectric and photodiode. Pyroelectric sensors are for measuring repetitive pulse energies and average powers at pulse rates up to 25000 pulses per second and pulse widths up to 20 ms. Photodiode energy sensors are for very low energy pulsed lasers, as low as 200 pJ. Note that single shot energy with pulse rates less than one pulse every 5 s or so can be measured with thermal sensors.