Laser Calorimetry - MatCalorie
Absorption coefficients of optical components in high power applications is an important parameter in determining the quality of optical components. Optical components with higher absorption coefficients absorb a larger proportion of the optical beam which may result in thermal runaway. This phenomenon affects the quality of laser beams, undermining the quality of laser machining processes. As such, it is important for end-users to employ optical components with small absorption coefficients.