Ophir Photonics has updated its StarBright handheld laser monitor. The newest version of StarBright can be used to measure the instantaneous power of a laser pulse, which is especially useful for measuring lasers in high power applications. StarBright can now also be used to measure total energy exposure with a photodiode sensor, a big plus for photolithography applications.
StarBright works with Ophir's StarLab laser measurement software and StarCom data logging software; the meter also includes a LabView driver and COM object. Itfeatures a ‘smart connector’ interface that configures and calibrates the display automatically when plugged into one of the company's measurement sensors. Other features include rubberised bumpers, an optimum angle kickstand, and a rechargeable battery.
Customers that already own a StarBright meter can take advantage of the new features by downloading the latest version of the meter's firmware from the Ophir web site and following the step-by-step instructions that are provided when running the app.