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 UP16K-15S-QED-D0 from Gentec-EO is a thermal detector for laser power measurement up to 15 W.

Gentec-EO has added another model of fast laser power detectors, the IS50A-1KW-RSI. Probably the most remarkable feature of this detector is its typical rise time of just 0.2 second which means you get your high-accuracy measurement extremely fast compared to any other high-power detectors available on the market.

Gentec-EO introduces the HP15KW-TUBE, a high-power detector for laser power measurement up to 15,000 W. This detector, a high-power water-cooled meter, is less sensitive to variations in water cooling temperature than other comparable products in the market.

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 combination of high pixel and large sensor sizes, allowing for accurate characterization of very small beams (tens of microns) to larger beams (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

Contact: Kévin Foster

TECHNICAL AND APPLICATION NOTES

  • This application note explains how to understand the spectral characteristics of a Gentec-EO detector. In this text, you will find, among others, a clear definition for calibrated spectral range, range of available wavelengths and spectral range.

  • At Gentec-EO, we understand that the essence of our business since over 45 years has been delivering accuracy. There are no half measures: it either measures accurately or it doesn’t. This is why one of our company’s values is “rigorousness”, because our customers expect nothing less.

  • The objective of this application note is to inform Gentec Electro-Optics’ distributors and clients about two aspects of photodetectors that are believed to cause some confusion and raise questions. 

  • In industrial fiber laser applications like welding and soldering, it is rarely useful to measure the power of a laser beam before the end of the line since problems can occur after the point of measurement, at almost any point along the path that the light follows before it reaches the processed material.

  • Over the past few decades, high power lasers have become ubiquitous in the automotive industry. Nowadays, they are used to process numerous vehicle parts. Laser welding is one of the techniques that have been considerably developed and improved over time. 

  • So your laser power detector is supposed to be good up to 110W and you damaged its surface with a 30W laser? Sounds familiar? Why is this happening? Let’s find out!

  • Laser beams tend to be very small when you want to look at the beam profile at their focal point or when they are collimated. It’s a challenge that we won’t cover here. What we will cover here is what to do when the beam doesn’t fit in your beam profiler sensor.

  • 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.

  • If you work with CW or pulsed lasers, you need to accurately measure your laser power. The more you know about the measurement process, the better. This paper shares basic technical insights in the laser measurement field with the use of a thermopile detector.

  • The Gentec-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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The automotive industry is a demanding sector in which craftsmanship, precision and quality are indispensable.One wrong step can lead to catastrophic failures in a production line, where everything already works in harmony to obtain optimal results.

  • 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.

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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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!