Attenuating laser beams in the mid infrared can be achieved with various approaches. We show you the advantages and disadvantages of the different techniques.
Interferometry is a central building block for many optics measurements and a versatile tool in the laser lab. Here we describe the general working principle and give a systematic and simple setup and alignment procedure.
During my experience in laser labs we encountered many different approaches of how to align a delay stage. Therefore we would like to explain how it is done easily and as accurate as possible with the stage you have.