BRL specialise in high-power, pulsed laser damage testing. We offer a wide variety of wavelengths and beam parameters. All instrumentation is calibrated to NIST or BS standards. All LIDT tests are performed to ISO 21254-1, 21254-2, 21254-3, and 21254-4 guidelines. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. You can download our order form here. It details all the parameters we need to give you our best.

Standard Laser Damage Tests

1. Laser-Induced Damage Threshold (LIDT) Determination

Sometimes referred to as a threshold test, this is the definitive test for a sample. An LIDT test gives the energy/power density value that your sample can withstand. A numerical threshold value is determined and a full Certification report given. The report has a summary front page giving the values, a second page listing the parameters and a third page showing the graphical analysis.

We are happy to give you any additional information that your tests produced, often considered a most valuable extra. Free interpretation of your results comes as standard giving you more than just a number.

2. Pass/Fail Certification

A Pass/Fail test is a simpler assessment which does not reveal the damage threshold, but gives a pass/fail result for a customer-specified energy/power level. The certificate is a single page stating the energy/power used and the pass or fail result.

Specialised Laser Damage Tests

1. Longevity and Durability Certification

All tests are available at wide range of wavelengths, repetition rates, and pulse durations.

2. Affordable Coating Chamber Mapping

Smart methodology is used along with accurate multiple laser-damage assessments to affordably map out all regions of your coating chamber.

Other Services

In addition to laser damage testing, we also offer several other services:

1. Transmission and Absorbance Measurements

2. FTIR transmission and absorption testing are available

3. Performance Material Consultancy

We have experience in product development of technical materials; amorphous, crystalline, polycrystalline, and polymorphic. We have extensive knowledge and experience of materials' energetics and thermodynamics.