Old 06-17-2008, 09:16 AM #1
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I noticed this thing got relisted again on eBay, any ideas what it is?

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Old 06-17-2008, 09:38 AM #2
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That is a laser power meter, but can only be used for pulsed lasers measuring in joules. As we know, a calorie is a measurement of heat. Therefore, a calorimeter is a heat sensor (or a thermopile, as it says on the back of the sensor itself) Its hard to tell from the pictures but the meter may have a mW setting, as my meter here at home has settings for watts and joules. E-mail the buyer and ask, it could be a good deal on a power meter.
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Well, a calorimeter measures how much joules something outputs. A classic experiment is burning a peanut and seeing how much energy is outputted as heat, and thus how much energy is in the peanut. Roughly.

So this is probably a similar thing, to measure the energy output of lasers.

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So basicly as long as you keep the laser on the sensor, the needle continues to rise.Well you can still calculate average power by dividing the end result with time. :-/
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Well, I got no idea. All I know is what a calorimeter is.

Fundamentally though, it measures output
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