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Default What is the correct way to meter a laser?

What is the correct way to measure a laser's power?
Do you hold it a couple of inches away from the sensor, or do you hold it as close as you can?
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In the case of your LaserBee I ... that info is clearly explained in your User Instructions... :

For other LPMS... which ever method you decide to use... (for repeatability) always
use the same distances and make sure your complete laser's beam hits the
sensor... and to avoid damaging the Sensor coating.. try not to focus the
laser's beam to a pinpoint... IMO

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Default Re: What is the correct way to meter a laser?

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In the case of your LaserBee I ... that info is clearly explained in your User Instructions... :

For other LPMS... which ever method you decide to use... (for repeatability) always
use the same distances and make sure your complete laser's beam hits the
sensor... and to avoid damaging the Sensor coating.. try not to focus the
laser's beam to a pinpoint... IMO

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Can you tell me instead?
To read the instructions i have to go upstairs and get the CD...
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Default Re: What is the correct way to meter a laser?

the correct way is the way that gives you the highest output power.

I thought this was common knowledge???


You should differentiate between having the laser focused and unfocused though as unfocused will / should always give you higher powers.

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you should also hold the sensor at a slight angle so there is not reflection back into the laser
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you should also hold the sensor at a slight angle so there is not reflection back into the laser
If the absorbing coating on the thermopile is of any worth... there is not going to be much reflection
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If on the other hand you are using an optical sensor then I agree with you on holding the
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Besides Spydy.... you should have memorized your LaserBee I's User Instructions by now... ;D ;D ;D
The first thing I did was just copy the contents over to my computer. Those burnt CDs can degrade over time, and it was like 5MB anyway.
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