Ophir has announced the release of StarViewer at SPIE Photonics West 2016. StarViewer is an Android app that brings laser power / energy measurements to Android smartphones and tablets.

It can be used with any Ophir thermopile, photodiode, or pyroelectric PE-C laser sensor. Data can be displayed in various formats, including time-based line graphs, needle displays, or a large numerical display with statistics.

Users can capture a screenshot and share it when they need to report results back to the lab.

StarViewer displays measurements from Juno or Quasar laser sensor interfaces. Juno is the company’s virtual laser power meter that connects Ophir sensors to a mobile device via its USB on-the-go (OTG) port.

Quasar is the company’s wireless Bluetooth interface that broadcasts laser measurement data from Ophir sensors to a mobile device within 10m.

The app’s measurement settings can be configured by tapping Settings at the left of the screen.

StarViewer supports Ophir laser sensors, including photodiode sensors for measurement of low laser powers, from picowatts to hundreds of milliwatts and as high as 3W.

The app supports thermal sensors for measurements from fractions of a milliwatt up to tens of thousands of watts, or for measurement of single shot energy at pulse rates not exceeding one pulse every 5 secs; and pyroelectric sensors for accurate measurement of repetitively pulsed energy at up to 25 kHz.

StarViewer supports Android devices running version 4.1.0 or higher.