Wyant College of Optical Sciences at University of Arizona won a Gentec-EO PRONTO-SI

Wyant College of Optical Sciences at University of Arizona won a PRONTO-SI at the Gentec-EO 2020 Laser Lab Awards.

The PRONTO-SI uses a photodiode-based technology and is made for laser power measurement between 0.3 nW and 800 mW. It can be handheld or mounted on a small stand. This user-friendly product is so simple to use that anyone can start using it within seconds. It offers data logging on its internal memory and a USB connection to transfer data on your PC.

The PRONTO-SI portable laser power meter is an invaluable addition to their Advanced Laser Physics lab course. They use it in a wide variety of experiments for academic purposes, including:

  1. Gaussian beam optics and the Fabry-Perot cavity
  2. Construction of a He-Ne laser
  3. Active and passive mode-locking
  4. Fiber lasers and ultra-fast pulse characterization
  5. Second-harmonic generation
  6. Semiconductor lasers and construction of an external cavity diode laser
  7. Saturation-absorption spectroscopy
  8. Magneto-optical trapping


For these experiments, they use lasers that operate with wavelengths ranging from 400 nm to 1.5 µm of powers ranging from 0.1 nW to 100 mW.

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:

The PRONTO-SI allows them to make more accurate measurements using a modern detector system. With this Gentec-EO technology in their labs, students can save and compile their measurements for future evaluation. That’s a big upgrade compared to the old technology they previously used.

The photograph below shows two of their senior students (Maddie Nowaczyk and Dani Trontz) using a razor blade and the PRONTO-SI laser power meter to measure the gaussian beam profile of a laser.

It always feels great when we see our products contributing to the teaching of future professional laser users. We hope that they learn a lot from these experiments.


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