Lasermet has launched a laser power meter and a range of detector heads. The LPM-1000 is a digital handheld scope, which will automatically detect any head plugged into it and immediately apply the correct settings. Special design techniques result in an unprecedented 400kHz frequency response for the meter and diode head combination, enabling capture of pulsing characteristics and measurement of peak power, average power, pulse width and pulse repetition rate – all from a single, handheld device. Lasermet has applied for a patent on the electronics used in their range of thermal detector heads, which gives 0.1s rise time, allowing users to experience an accurate, ‘instantaneous’ reading from a detector with a flat wavelength response.

It is also designed as a handheld scope with graphical display features.