News | March 5, 2021

Gentec-EO Announces High Laser Power Meter With Low Back-Scattered Power


Quebec City, CANADAGentec-EO, a provider of laser beam measurement instruments, has announced a new laser power meter for multi-kW lasers with the lowest back-scattered power rating in its category. With its TUBE extension to reduce back-reflections and internal cooling system, the HP60A-15KW-GD-TUBE absorbs up to 99% of the laser’s power and can withstand long-term exposure of up to 15 kW of continuous power.

The HP60A-15KW-GD-TUBE has a golden reflector cone that was specially developed for the high intensities of high-power fiber lasers. By reflecting incident light off the sides of the opening, the cone distributes the intensity over a larger area (which is covered by our proprietary high damage threshold absorber) and increases the damage threshold to 10 kW/cm2 at full power. With such high damage thresholds, you can now measure your laser power without having to expand your beam.

By redirecting light inside the detector, the gold cone reduces back-scattered light. A water-cooled tube extension further reduces the back reflections, for a combined effect of letting only 1-2% of the incident radiation diffuse out of the detector opening. This very low reflection rate ensures a safer working environment with high-power lasers.

This detector comes with both a DB15 connector (for use with a Gentec-EO display such as MAESTRO, TUNER or UNO) and a USB2.0 output for direct measurement on a PC. A wireless module is also available for custom order, which allows for remote monitoring of your laser’s power at up to 30 m distance from the detector.

This water-cooled detector is available in both imperial and metric version.
Imperial: HP60A-15KW-GD-TUBE-IMP-D0
Metric: HP60A-15KW-GD-TUBE-MET-D0

To learn more about this new product, check out the product page or get in touch with a laser beam measurement expert in your area.

About Gentec Electro-Optics:

Located in Quebec City, Canada, Gentec Electro-Optics is a leader in the laser measurement field with 45 years of experience. In 2000, Gentec Electro-Optics, Inc. was formed from Gentec, Inc. so that the focus was entirely on laser measurement. The company now manufactures a complete range of laser power and energy meters, high speed joulemeters, THz sensors, beam diagnostics and diffractive optics. Gentec Electro-Optics is also known as the first worldwide supplier of large aperture calorimeters to measure the highest pulse energies. Their products are sold around the world, with distributors and representatives in over 35 countries and offices in Canada, USA, and Japan.

Source: Gentec Electro-Optics, Inc.