Comparing detector noise specifications

After having explained the causes of optical noise in detectors, I’d like in this post to define the parameters that makes it possible to compare detectors noise specifications.
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What are NEP and SNR?

Comparing detector noise specifications After having explained the causes of optical noise in detectors, I’d like in this post to define the parameters that makes it possible to compare detectors noise specifications.
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Buying a laser power meter: check-list

Because of the wide range of power and energy meter available on the market, and even more because they tend to be not totally versatile, you need to carefully examine your needs against the capabilities of the instrument you are planning to acquire.
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A short review of laser power and energy measurement devices

The base of laser beam diagnostic is to know how much average power you got. Available off the shelves form different manufacturers are three main type of devices, based either on a photodiode, a thermopile or a pyroelectric detector.
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