GENTEC ELECTRO-OPTICS, INC.

Gentec-EO is specialized in laser power measurement, energy measurement and beam analysis, as well as terahertz source measurement.

Our products are easy to use and well designed for your particular application and work environment, so that everyone can measure with the Gentec-EO accuracy.

Our large range of laser beam measurement solutions covers all type of customers from laboratories and research centers to hospitals and factories.

We have an outstanding 45-year track record of innovation, developing and providing state-of the-art technologies to the laser market. We work only with the highest calibration standards in the industry to ensure the best measurement accuracy possible.

Rely on Gentec-EO accuracy for your laser application.

HOT PRODUCTS

The BEAMAGE-M2 is an automated M-squared measurement system comprising the BEAMAGE-4M, 5 lenses, 3 ND filters, and 2 external beam-steering mirrors. It is the only M2 system on the market equipped with a complete set of 50 mm optics and a sensor aperture of 11.3 x 11.3 mm.

The BEAMAGE-4M is a beam profiling camera designed for accurate profile measurements of very small beams. The camera utilizes a USB 3.0 for the transfer rates up to 10X faster than regular USB 2.0 connections.

The UP19K-15S-H5-D0 is a thermal detector designed for laser power measurement up to 15 W. Its modular concept design increases the power capability with five different cooling modules.

The QE25SP-S-MT-D0 is a pyroelectric detector designed for laser energy measurements up to 3.0 J with a noise level down to 2 µJ for the MB coating. The modular design concept increases the power capabilities and uses two different cooling modules.

The PRONTO-250 portable laser power meter is a mid to high power probe measuring laser power up to 250 W and is small enough to fit in your pocket. This easy-to-use power meter features a color LCD screen, a friendly user interface, and fully calibrated settings for every wavelength between 248 nm and 2.5 μm (YAG), and a real calibration at 10.6 μm (CO2).

The MAESTRO is a touchscreen display device for power and energy measurements within thermopiles, photo detectors, and pyroelectrics. The device features a large touch screen LCD display with 18bit color and 640 x 480 resolution.

Gentec-EO offers a wide range of high accuracy laser power meters suitable for applications that require a precision measurement, from industrial to medical and even scientific uses.

Gentec-EO offers the largest selection of calibrated laser energy sensors for the measurement of laser powers from nanojoules to several tens of joules per pulse. They are offered in standalone formats, where the electronics are integrated in the device, or as standard sensors that can be hooked up to an energy meter.

Gentec-EO offers a series of portable pyroelectric energy detectors, photodiode energy detectors, and integrating sphere energy detectors for a variety of laser test and measurement applications.

The Beamage series of laser beam diagnostics instruments features a unique combination of high pixel and large sensor sizes. This allows for accurate characterization of both very small beams and only a few tens of microns to larger beams of several millimeters in width, effectively covering most applications in one package.

Need to integrate laser beam measurements in a system? Gentec-EO can make it happen thanks to a broad range of custom solutions. All products can be customized to meet specific requirements and they can all be used as original equipment manufacturing.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Gentec Electro-Optics, Inc.

445 St-Jean-Baptiste, Suite 160

Quebec, G2E 5N7

CANADA

Phone: +1 418 651 8003

Fax: +1 418 651 1174

TECHNICAL AND APPLICATION NOTES

  • Measuring Laser Power With A Pyroelectric Detector – The Basics of Energy Detectors

    If you are involved with pulsed lasers at any level in research, product development, final test, process control, field service or laser safety, it is important to accurately measure the energy of your laser(s). In this technical paper, you will learn about the parameters that needed to consider when selecting and using a pyroelectric detector, and about the typical steps for making good energy measurements.

  • Measuring Laser Power With A Thermopile Detector – The Basics of Power Detectors

    If you are involved with CW or pulsed lasers, doing research, system design, process control, final test, or field service, you are going to want to accurately measure your laser power. The more you know about the measurement process, the better the results. To this purpose, this paper shares basic technical insights in the laser measurement field with the use of a thermopile detector.

  • Introduction to Quad Laser Position Sensing Detectors And Monitor

    The Gentc-EO QUAD-4Track takes advantage of the superior performance of their Pyroelectric Quadrant Detectors over Silicon quad and lateral effect photodiodes. These QUAD-E detectors are designed to measure pulsed lasers and QUAD-P detectors for CW or Quasi-CW lasers. The QUAD- 4Track Laser Position Monitor is a powerful, 4-channel, microprocessor-based instrument that not only measures beam position, but also the power or energy of the laser. This application note provides a basic overview of these products and their capabilities.

  • Measuring THz Radiation: Choose A Pyroelectric Detector Or Golay Cell?

    How does the performance of a Golay Cell compare to that of a LiTaO3 Pyroelectric Detector? This application note reviews how these two detectors work and compares their performance specifications to help you make the best decision on which to use for measuring THz radiation.

  • Pyroelectric Detectors: A Perfect Match For Your Pulsed Laser!

    A pyroelectric detector is a fast, AC current source used to measure a wide range of pulses with high accuracy in the DUV, VIS, near IR, mid IR, far IR, and even THz wavelength ranges. This application note discusses how they work, what goes into their designs, and basic equations that govern their performance.

  • Challenges When Making Laser Measurements In Vacuum Environments

    Different experiment requirements can define the different degrees of vacuum that are obtained within an environment. This can create a number of challenges when it comes to making laser measurements. Depending on the vacuum level and customer’s requirements, Gentec- EO offers different solutions for things like outgassing issues, signal transmission, and heat dissipation.

  • Laser Applications In the Automotive Industry Demand Peak Performance Of Laser Measurement Instruments

    Laser power measurement instruments are making their way into automobile manufacturing. The automotive industry is a demanding sector in which craftsmanship, precision and quality are indispensable. Carmakers will only use the best equipment on the market to meet their demanding measurement and process quality needs as well as the ever-growing expectations of their customer base. One wrong step can lead to catastrophic failures in a production line, where everything already works in harmony to obtain optimal results.

  • Same Laser, Different Measurements: What’s The Problem?

    This technical note guides the reader through basic precautions and good practices that will permit the most accurate measurements possible with the Gentec-EO meter. The paper also provides tools to help identify the possible sources of discrepancies between the measurements.

BLOG ARTICLES

  • 6 Expert Tips On How To Measure Laser Power

    This article offers 6 expert tips on how to measure laser power properly for a wide range of applications.

  • Minimum Pulse Width In Laser Beam Measurement: A Common Misconception

    This article explores the common misconception in laser beam measurement that there is a minimum pulse width specification for a laser energy meter.

  • How To Ensure Laser Power Stability In Your Processes

    This article will cover the recurring concept of laser power stability, which is critical to better understand when you want to optimize your current or future setup involving Gentec-EO detectors.

  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio vs Calibration Uncertainty vs Repeatability In Laser Power And Energy Measurement

    It is common to search for the measurement solution with the lowest uncertainty of measurement for laser processes involved in demanding applications such as medical device manufacturing or aerospace parts manufacturing, where traceability is key to a production line. Calibration uncertainty of a laser power meter or energy meter may not be the only specification needed checked. Repeatability, linearity and noise equivalent power or energy are other specifications that must be checked out as well. Let’s make it simple! This article will help you select the right detector for your laser measurement needs and quickly.

  • How To Measure Laser Power Accurately In 7 Simple Steps

    How do you get the most accurate measurements possible from your laser power meter? Are there simple step-by-step instructions on how to make a power measurement the same way a laser expert would? Yes! This article offers a guide on how to measure laser power accurately using a Gentec-EO thermal laser power meter.

  • The Beginner’s Guide To Laser Beam Quality And M2 Measurement

    A pure Gaussian beam with a TEM00 profile and a bell-shaped curve that spreads on infinitely is never achieved. This guide introduces the concept of laser beam quality measurement with the M2 parameter, which quantifies the laser beam quality, and how to measure M2 for a real laser.

FEATURED VIDEOS

  • Integra 2nd Gen Introduction

    The second generation of the INTEGRA is a meterless line of all-in-one detectors that combine a detector and a meter in one device that lugs directly into your PC. Each detector of the INTEGRA series offers the same incredible performance as the usual detector and meter combination, from pW to kW and from fJ to J. For a brief introduction on this product, watch the video.

  • Beamage Camera Introduction

    The BEAMAGE-4M is a beam profiling camera designed for accurate profile measurements of very small beams. The camera utilizes a USB 3.0 for the transfer rates up to 10X faster than regular USB 2.0 connections. Check out the video for a brief introduction.

  • Pronto Si Demo Video

    The PRONTO-SI is a portable photodiode-based laser power meter designed for up to 800 mW that is so compact it fits in your pocket. Check out the video for a demonstration on this device.

  • MAESTRO Laser Power And Energy Meter Introduction

    The MAESTRO is a touchscreen display device for power and energy measurements within thermopiles, photo detectors, and pyroelectrics. The device features a large touch screen LCD display with 18bit color and 640 x 480 resolution.

  • Pronto 250 Plus Introduction

    The PRONTO-250 portable laser power meter is a mid to high power probe measuring laser power up to 250 W and is small enough to fit in your pocket. This easy-to-use power meter features a color LCD screen, a friendly user interface, and fully calibrated settings for every wavelength between 248 nm and 2.5 μm (YAG), and a real calibration at 10.6 μm (CO2).

  • Pronto 250 Plus Demo Video

    The PRONTO-250 portable laser power meter is a mid to high power probe measuring laser power up to 250 W and is small enough to fit in your pocket. Check out the video for a demonstration!