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Power Meters spot check laser power.

Press Release Summary:

LaserGage LG100 and LG500 are portable, microprocessor-controlled meters that exhibit ±3% accuracy and ±5% repeatability. Model LG100 features 10-100 W power range with 0.1 W resolution, while Model LG500 features 50-500 W range with 0.5 W resolution. Two line x 12 character display provides measurements. Meters can be set to automatically trigger to laser beam and self-time 5 sec power measurement. They are battery-operated and include AUTO-OFF feature.

Original Press Release:

Coherent Molectron Introduces LaserGage(TM) Industrial Laser Power Meters

Santa Clara, Calif., February 21, 2003 - Coherent Molectron (Portland, OR) introduces the LaserGage family of portable, 9V battery-operated, microprocessor-controlled, industrial laser power meters.

Consisting of the LG100 and LG500, the LaserGage family enables users to quickly and accurately spot check industrial laser power. Readouts are displayed in watts on an easy-to-read 2-line by 12-character display.

"In developing LaserGage we took the current thermometer technology and substantially improved it by making it faster, more accurate and much easier to use," said Burt Mooney, director of sales for Coherent Molectron. "Now with LaserGage, within five seconds you can read the power in watts on the digital display. Also, repeat measurements can be made in rapid succession without a cooling-off period. And it's easy to retrieve previously-stored measurements."

LG100 features a 10- to 100-watt power range with 0.1-watt power resolution. LG500 features a 50- to 500-watt range with 0.5-watt power resolution. Calibrated to NIST standards, LaserGage meters exhibit ±3% accuracy and ±5% repeatability.

LaserGage power meters can be set to automatically trigger to a laser beam and then self-time the five-second power measurement. Or, to ensure user safety, the device can be remotely operated while inside a guarded Class 1 laser environment. LaserGage power meters are also equipped with an AUTO-OFF feature to conserve battery life.

Originally founded in 1985 Molectron Detector Inc. was acquired by Coherent Inc. in December 2002. Coherent Molectron designs and manufactures custom and standard detectors, electronics and instruments for measuring laser power and energy. The acquisition further enhances Coherent's instruments and components portfolio, providing customers with the broadest range of laser measurement and control solutions.

Founded in 1966, Coherent, Inc. is a Standard & Poor's SmallCap 600 company and a world leader in providing photonics-based solutions for the commercial and scientific research markets. Please direct any questions to Burt Mooney, director of sales for Coherent Molectron at (800) 366-4340. For more information about Coherent, including product and financial updates, visit our Web site at

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