Sample Setup: Laser Analysis
Our HR4000 High-resolution Spectrometer is ideal for measuring the spectral characteristics and intensity of continuous-wave and pulsed lasers. For high-power lasers, an integrating sphere or cosine corrector attenuates the light to avoid saturating the CCD array.
The HR4000 Spectrometer uses the HR?Optical Bench, which was designed to yield high optical resolution for resolving fine spectral features. For laser characterization, we recommend a grating with a high groove density, such as the H6 1200 mm-1 grating set to a 750-925 nm wavelength range and with a 5 m Slit as the entrance aperture. This configuration provides ~0.12 nm resolution (FWHM). For better resolution consider an 1800 mm-1 or 2400 mm-1 grating.
There are several possible sampling setups: a CC-3-UV Cosine Corrector with an optical fiber; FOIS-1 Integrating Sphere with a fiber; or fiber assembly coupled to the laser. Optical posts are used to hold fixtures in place.
Our operating software can detect the laser wavelength peak; SpectraSuite Spectroscopy Operating Software obtains peak, centroid and central wavelength values, and full-width half-maximum values.