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Polymer Integrating Spheres SP20

  • High power handling: up to 500mW (CW with internal photodiode) or 20W (CW with external photodiode)
  • High power density: 100W/cm²
  • Compatibility: with OPM150 or OPM500 optical power monitors via optical fiber or photodiode

High quality polymer integrating spheres for laser and LED applications.

For high power measurements, it enables the monitoring of power fluctuations on a time scale of µs (for comparison thermopiles: 1s at best), very advantageous e.g. when setting up high power CW lasers.

Artifex Engineering manufactures high quality polymer integrating spheres for laser and LED applications.

High power measurements are often performed using thermopile detectors. Thermopiles however, have the disadvantage of reacting very slowly – typical rise times lead to measurement periods of 1 second at best. The combination of an integrating sphere and a photodiode based power meter opens the possibility of measuring high power fluctuations on a µs time scale.

This can be useful for setting up and debugging high power CW lasers.

Our polymer integrating spheres are machined from solid material – not coated. These robust devices are perfect for measuring laser power in the visible to NIR.

These spheres are compatible with our OPM150 and OPM500 series of power meters using a fibre patch cable or the photodiode port. Just plug it in to your USB port and start measuring!

  • Reflective material: ultrawhite polymer
  • Sphere diameter: 20mm
  • Cooling: convection
  • SMA and FC fibre ports, photodiode ports

Ports:

  • SMA fibre port
  • FC fibre port
  • Photodiode port
Polymer Integrating Spheres SP20 1

Artifex Software Development Kit

The SDK is a fixed, free component when purchasing a device.

It comes with the source code of the application program (in VB.net) and a LabView VI with the basic functions of the instrument. A description of the communication with the devices and a list of the commands used is also included.

For some devices (currently LDD100, LIV120 in preparation) there is a dll file (library file) with documentation and exemplary applications in VB.net and LabView.

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