Sep 2011Ophir - Spiricon LLC, PhotonicsRequest Info
LOGAN, Utah, Sept. 27, 2011 — Ophir Photonics Group has announced the StarLab 2.20, laser measurement software that converts a PC into a multichannel laser power/energy station. The new version includes support for the BeamTrack sensors that combine multiple measurement functions in a single device: power, energy, and beam position and size.
The sensors also provide information on centering and beam wander, in a single compact device. StarLab provides an easy-to-use, PC-based application that graphically displays, processes and logs all measurements.
Laser sensors can be displayed separately, or multiple data sets can be displayed in one graph. Graphic options include line plot, histogram, bar chart and simulated analog needle. Data can be displayed graphically or saved in text format. The COM (component object model) allows developers to integrate laser beam measurements into programming environments such as Microsoft Visual Basic, LabView and MatLab.
LabView support, for example, integrates real-time control and advanced analysis and signal processing functions with Ophir’s Juno, a compact USB module that connects any of the company’s more than 100 smart laser sensors — thermal, pyroelectric or photodiode — to a PC USB port.
With its support for BeamTrack, the software can measure beam position and beam size, in addition to power and energy. Windows 7 64-bit compatibility makes working with large data sets easier, computations faster and multitasking more efficient.
The software works with the company’s smart displays and PC interfaces, allowing users to measure, analyze and record laser power and energy parameters from a variety of smart power/energy sensors. Data can be collected from thermal, pyroelectric and photodiode heads using any of the company’s laser power/energy meters, PC interfaces or combinations of the two.
StarLab 2.20 is included free of charge with all Juno, USB1, Vega, Nova II, Pulsar and Quasar power/energy meters. It works on Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista (32 bit) and Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit) platforms.