Laser-based surgical instrument manufacturers: 5 useful products for measuring your laser beams

Today, laser-based medical devices are evolving rapidly with innovations in laser science. Therefore, while developing your laser-based surgical instrument, it is essential to characterize your laser beam by considering the necessities of the time. Herein, we have listed five laser power and energy meter devices for you that can be used in your manufacturing line to characterize your laser sources’ beams.

1 - QE series

Do you need an integrated laser energy meter for your laser-based surgical system like most of the instrument manufacturers? At this point, QE series pyroelectric energy detectors might be for you because they comprise several detectors with a spectral range up to 20 µm for long or short pulses, and for low or high repetition rate. Their maximum energy level varies from sub-mJ energy to tens of J energies pulses.

Gentec-EO's high-accuracy laser beam measurement instruments help engineers, scientists and technicians in all sorts of laser applications from the factory to the hospital, laboratory and research center. Learn about our solutions for these measurement types:

Additionally, the amazing thing with this series is that you can increase the energy and average power capability of your detector up to 250 J by using QED series attenuators without investing in another detector.

2 - PRONTO-500-IPL

The PRONTO-500-IPL is an outstanding portable laser energy meter for your giant pulses! It can measure your laser pulse energies up to 350 J with high accuracy. This device is ideal for laser manufacturers developing IPL laser-based devices for dermatologic applications such as, scar treatment, tattoo and hair removal, and pigmented region treatment.

It also comes with a protective window and an elegant touch screen color LCD controller in which you can also store 50,000 data points.

3 - PRONTO-250

You don’t like cables and need a quick power or energy check each time you characterize your system? Here is PRONTO-250, the most portable power and energy meter ever! It can measure the pulse energy of 25 J in energy mode, and additionally measuring laser output power up to 8 W is not a problem for it.

The pocket-size handheld power and energy meter has a touchscreen color LCD screen, which allows characterizing power or energy of your laser source as easy as the touch of a button. It will make everything easier for you especially in a production line where several lasers are waiting to be checked quickly or in enclosures.

It is also calibrated broadband; i.e., you can measure CO2 laser beam at 10.6 µm without wavelength calibration factor.

4 - PE series

You might need high-precision measurement of low-pulse energies with small noise, as your laser systems include short pulse lasers for medical applications such as ophthalmology, dentistry or cardiovascular surgery.

PE series photodiode detectors are used for measuring low energy pulses in pJ- and nJ-level with extremely low noise level—as low as a few femtojoules. They are ideal for low energy ultrafast laser oscillators and amplifiers for sensitive soft tissue-processing based on surgical ablation.


Do you want end-users to verify the energy or power of the laser beam from their PC before the application? The INTEGRA version of our standard products allow you to read the laser power or energy directly on your PC by using our free proprietary software and make everything easy for you. They are offered with the connector choices of RS–232 or USB.

Are your needs different than the models above? Don’t worry, our product finder will help you to find the laser measurement device, which best fits your requirements.

In case of requirements for laser energy measurement in the surgery field different than those served by standard products, Gentec-EO is here to customize the existing products for integration and meet all the special needs of your application with. Explore the possibilities here.

Gentec Electro-Optics is specialized in laser beam and terahertz source measurement and analysis. With an outstanding 50-year track record of innovation, developing and providing state-of the-art technologies to the laser market, Gentec-EO has become The Expert of the laser beam measurement field. For all sorts of laser applications from the factory to the hospital, laboratory and research center, Gentec-EO offers the broadest range of off-the-shelf and custom solutions, and stands ready to serve you now and in the future.
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