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Optics and Photonics

This section looks at lasers and laser-related equipment used in optics and photonics. Included are field and laboratory procedures, minimum requirements and more.

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ISO 17123-6:2012

Optics and optical instruments - Field procedures for testing geodetic and surveying instruments - Part 6: Rotating lasers

ISO 17123-6:2012 specifies field procedures to be adopted when determining and evaluating the precision (repeatability) of rotating lasers and their ancillary equipment when used in building and surveying measurements for levelling tasks. Primarily, these tests are intended to be field verifications of the suitability of a particular instrument for the immediate task at hand and to satisfy the requirements of other standards.

ISO 17123-6:2012 differentiates between different measures of accuracy and objectives in testing, like repeatability and reproducibility (between-day repeatability), and gives a thorough assessment of all possible error sources.


ISO 17123-9:2018

Optics and optical instruments - Field procedures for testing geodetic and surveying instruments - Part 9: Terrestrial laser scanners

This document specifies field procedures for determining and evaluating the precision (repeatability) of terrestrial laser scanners and their ancillary equipment when used in building, civil engineering and surveying measurements. Primarily, these tests are intended to be field verifications of the suitability of a particular instrument for the immediate task at hand, and to satisfy the requirements of other standards. They are not proposed as tests for acceptance or performance evaluations that are more comprehensive in nature.

This document can be thought of as one of the first steps in the process of evaluating the uncertainty of measurements (more specifically of measurands).


ISO 9211-8:2018

Optics and photonics - Optical coatings - Part 8: Minimum requirements for coatings used for laser optics

This document specifies minimum requirements for the optical functions and especially for the laser power handling capability as well as for the resistance against mechanical, chemical and climatic stress of optical coatings. This document applies to optical coatings that are used in laser optics. Thereby the user is able to rely on defined numerical data while the manufacturer of thin films has the choice for the materials and production method.


ISO 11554:2017

Optics and photonics - Lasers and laser-related equipment - Test methods for laser beam power, energy and temporal characteristics

ISO 11554:2017 specifies test methods for determining the power and energy of continuous wave and pulsed laser beams, as well as their temporal characteristics of pulse shape, pulse duration and pulse repetition rate. Test and evaluation methods are also given for the power stability of cw-lasers, energy stability of pulsed lasers and pulse duration stability.

The test methods given in this document are used for the testing and characterization of lasers.


ISO 13694:2018

Optics and photonics - Lasers and laser-related equipment - Test methods for laser beam power (energy) density distribution

This document specifies methods by which the measurement of power (energy) density distribution is made and defines parameters for the characterization of the spatial properties of laser power (energy)density distribution functions at a given plane.

The methods given in this document are intended to be used for the testing and characterization of both continuous wave (cw) and pulsed laser beams used in optics and optical instruments.

This document provides definitions of terms and symbols to be used in referring to power density distribution, as well as requirements for its measurement. For pulsed lasers, the distribution of time-integrated power density (i.e. energy density) is the quantity most often measured.


ISO 10110-17:2004

Optics and photonics - Preparation of drawings for optical elements and systems - Part 17: Laser irradiation damage threshold

ISO 10110-17:2004 specifies rules for the indication of the damage threshold from laser irradiation up to which optical surfaces shall not exhibit any damage, as defined in ISO 11254-1, as part of specification of the presentation of design and functional requirements for optical elements and systems in technical drawings used for manufacturing and inspection.


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