The NIST Optoelectronics Division provides traceability for much of the world’s needs for laser power and energy measurements. Our calibration services span nanowatts to kilowatts and femtojoules to joules, at wavelengths ranging from 157 nm to 10.6 µm. Laser sources and other coherent radiation sources are a critical enabling technology found in diverse applications from automotive manufacturing to solar cell development. These applications require a number of measurements from optical power and energy to beam properties, photogeneration efficiencies and light/matter interactions at higher powers, shorter pulse widths, and new wavelengths. We invite proposals that complement and expand on our work in coherent source development and characterization. Specific topics of interest include laser spectroscopy of molecules and solid-state media, advanced X-ray source development, advanced THz source development, and laser-plasma interactions.
Laser technology; Laser-produced plasma source; Source diagnostics; Optical metrology; Ultrafast source metrology; Radiometry; Optoelectronics; Optical sensors;