Ophir has announced the StarBright laser power / energy meter, the most advanced of Ophir’s family of laser meters, at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2015.

StarBright is a handheld laser power/energy meter that measures power, single shot energy, repetitive energy, frequency, and beam size for the company’s wide range of thermal, pyroelectric, and photodiode laser sensors. In addition, it measures irradiance and dosage for the new PD300RM radiometer sensors.

When used with Ophir’s award-winning BeamTrack power / position / size sensors, it can also monitor laser beam size and track beam position to fractions of a millimetre.

StarBright features a brightly lit, 320 x 240 pixel colour display with large, 16mm digits for enhanced readability of power and energy measurements from pW to kW and pJ to hundreds of joules.

StarBright gives users a choice of display formats, including digital with bar graph or analogue needle. The digital screen can average measurements over selected periods of time, which is useful for unstable lasers.

The analogue needle display is designed for adjusting and maximising laser power or energy.

StarBright also provides a line graph that tracks measurements over time, and an option to show measurement statistics on the same screen as the power / energy display.

Mathematical functions are available for advanced processing, including density, scale factor, pass / fail inspection. Every data point can be logged at up to 5000Hz from Ophir’s pyroelectric sensors.

StarBright works with StarLab laser measurement software and StarCom data logging software. A LabVIEW driver and COM object allows developers to integrate laser beam measurements into sophisticated programming environments such as LabVIEW, Microsoft Visual Basic, and MatLab.

StarBright’s display allows the illumination of the power meter in low light conditions.

Similar to other Ophir smart displays, Nova II, Vega, Juno, and StarLite, StarBright features a smart connector interface that automatically configures and calibrates the display when plugged into one of the company’s measurement sensors.