Firebird Sensors, Inc. MEGA Laser Power Meter Measures 1 kW, Without Cooling

Firebird Sensors, Inc. (FSI) has released its revolutionary new MEGA Laser Power Meter (LPM). It uses a patented, single crystal Silicon Carbide sensor to allow it to deliver unparalleled performance.

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Reno, Nevada (PRWEB) August 08, 2014

Firebird Sensors, Inc. (FSI) has released its revolutionary new MEGA Laser Power Meter (LPM). It uses a patented, single crystal Silicon Carbide sensor to allow it to deliver unparalleled performance.

“The MEGA allows, for the first time ever, a single uncooled Laser Power Meter to measure up to 1 kW of average power emitted from pulsed and CW lasers,” states Dr. James Parsons, FSI CEO.

A unique attribute of the MEGA sensor is its ability to withstand extremely high-energy pulses, without damage.

The MEGA’s high damage threshold was observed by Craig Brideau, Engineering Scientist at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He irradiated the FSI sensor with 1037nm pulses, emitted from a Yb:Fiber laser for 35 minutes and could not damage it; the average and peak power densities were 1,000 kW/cm2 and 1013 W/cm2, respectively. He is delighted that the MEGA Laser Power Meter will permit his laser to be calibrated at powers actually used in experiments, without instantly destroying his Laser Power Meter, as has been his predicament with thermopiles.

Other key attributes of the MEGA Laser Power Meter include the elimination of costly and time-consuming recalibrations and the ability to serially perform power measurements, without time-consuming recovery delays.

“The MEGA differentiates itself from other LPMs in the way it reduces the total cost ownership by delivering major productivity gains,” states Dr. Kendler, Firebird Product Development Engineer.

“After three years proving our technology in the military marketplace,” states Dr. James Parsons, “we are pleased to bring the MEGA to the entire marketplace.”

FSI will be showing the MEGA LPM at Photonics 2014 in San Diego, CA, from August 17 to August 19.

Firebird Sensors, Inc. Information

Firebird Sensors, Inc. manufactures a Laser Power Meter with patented single crystal Silicon Carbide sensor technology that is particularly well suited to measure the power of high energy and high power pulsed and CW lasers.


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