StarBright Laser Power Meter & Energy Meter Ophir

StarBright

7Z01580
Feature Rich Laser Power/Energy Meter
  • Compatible with all standard Ophir thermal, BeamTrack, pyroelectric (PE-C series) and photodiode sensors
  • Brilliant color large size TFT 320x240 display
  • Choose between Digital with Bargraph, Analog Needle, Line Plot (for laser tuning), Pulse Chart, Pass/Fail, Position, Stability, Real Time Statistics displays
  • Sophisticated power and energy logging, including logg
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StarBright Laser Power Meter & Energy Meter Ophir
StarBright Laser Power Meter & Energy Meter Ophir
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  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 1V,2V,5V,10V
  • No
  • 15Hz
  • N/A
  • 5000Hz
  • N/A
  • As per USB Flash Drive used
  • Yes for USB
  • Yes
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I don't see my exact wavelength in the wavelength option for my Ophir sensor. I only see several wavelength ranges. What should I do?

Select the range that contains your wavelength. The sensors have coatings on them that have been characterized and for any wavelength within that range the sensor will be within calibration tolderance including variations in sensitivity within that range. When there is a difference in sensitivity that exceeds the allowable tolerances, a new wavelength range is created and a calibrated for.

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I can understand why a power meter sensor needs to be recalibrated, but why do I have to have my Power and Energy Meters recalibrated?

Think of it like a voltmeter or ammeter, these have to be recertified/recalibrated as well like most other pieces of test equipment. In general, our instruments are unlikely to drift or fail over time like a sensor might that is constantly exposed to laser energy. But the possibility exists. So the general practice in our industry is to have Power and Energy Meterss recalibrated and recertified as well. ISO standards and FDA, as well as other agencies, require both be recalibrated and recertified.

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What is the Ophir meter zeroing and when should it be performed?

In all Ophir instruments, all adjustments, including zeroing internal circuits, are done from the software. This ensures simple and accurate realignment. The zeroing process helps eliminate internal biases in the unit which could affect accuracy of measurements. It is recommended to re-zero the instrument every 2 months for best performance. Specific instructions for doing this are found in the relevant User Manual for each instrument.

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I’ve upgraded to the latest version of StarLab and my meter no longer is supported. What happened?

Whenever we release a new version of StarLab we add support or deal with various other meter-specific issues. This may necessitate upgrading the meter firmware to the latest release. This release is included in the StarLab package and simply enter the Field Upgrade dialog in order to upgrade your meter to be up to date.

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Do I need to recalibrate my instrument? How often must it be recalibrated?

Unless otherwise indicated, Ophir sensors and meters should be recalibrated within 18 months after initial purchase, and then once a year after that.

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How do I use the Analog Output of a meter to get a reading of power? And how accurate is it?

The analog output of the meter - using the mating connector provided – gives a voltage signal proportional to the actual reading (it is in fact just a D/A translation of what is being displayed), so it represents a fully calibrated reading. The full scale value is a function of the meter being used and the power range it is on. With the StarBright, Vega and Nova II, for example, the user can select full scale analog output voltage ranges of 1v, 2v, 5v or 10v, and the 100% level of the chosen power scale is scaled to the full scale voltage. For example: if you choose 5V full scale analog voltage range, and your sensor is set to a 50W full scale power range, then you will have 5V = 50W or 0.1 V/W. It will vary according to the chosen power range and chosen full scale voltage range. The electrical accuracy is stated in the specification (see the User manual) as ±0.2% (of reading) ±0.3% of full scale volts (in addition to the calibration accuracy of the sensor’s reading itself).

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What is Ophir Statement of Volatility of Memory for product….?

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  • PC Software & Drivers

    This section describes various ways to interface the Ophir meter to your PC as well as the software options available.


     

  • StarLab

    The StarLab application together with an Ophir meter turns your PC or laptop into a full-fledged laser power/energy meter. Supports most Ophir laser power/energy sensors. Up to 8 sensors can be displayed at once on one PC. By using the Ophir COM Object, you can control the device from your own application. Supports the StarBright, StarLite, Juno, Nova II, Vega, Pulsar-1/2/4, Quasar, EA-1 and USBI devices.

  • LabView

    Library supplied for a complete measurement interface with most of our USB speaking devices (StarBright, StarLite, Juno, Nova-II, Pulsar, USBI, Vega). Makes use of our new COM object.

     

  • Firmware - StarBright

    Embedded s/w for StarBright Laser Power / Energy Meter
    Latest StarBright firmware (version 1.35)

    Notes
    : Firmware update is performed by downloading the installer from Ophir website (see link above).
    The firmware can't be updated via StarLab.

Besides their use as stand-alone, fully featured laser power/energy meters, Ophir devices are easily incorporated into larger end-user applications. This allows system integrators to leverage Ophir’s excellence in measurement capabilities with legacy analysis packages.
 
RS232
RS232 communication is the simplest to integrate into your OEM application. Integrated Development Environments (IDE’s) such as Microsoft Visual Studio provide functions and methods for accessing the PC’s com port.
 
The following is all that you need to get your RS232 applications up and running

  • User Commands contains an alphabetical listing and detailed description of all commands available with the Juno, USBI, Pulsar, Nova-II, Vega, StarLite, and StarBright devices.
  • StarBright RS232 cable (P/N 7E01213). Included with the StarBright.

USB
Ophir provides a common interface for communication and control of all of our USB speaking devices. OphirLMMeasurement is a COM object that is included as part of the StarLab installation (StarLab 2.10 and higher) that allows the system integrator to take control of the Juno, Nova-II, Pulsar, USBI, Vega, StarBright and StarLite devices; integrating them into his in-house measurement and analysis package.
 

System Integrators will need the following components:

  • OphirLMMeasurement COM Object.pdf lists and describes the methods and events available for configuring, controlling and uploading measurements from Ophir devices.
  • OphirLMMeasurement.dll. COM object component developed and supplied by Ophir for communication with the Juno, Nova-II, Pulsar, USBI, Vega, StarBright and StarLite devices. The COM object is registered when the application is installed.
  • OphirLMMeasurement COM Object.pdf describes how to register it on another PC where the Ophir application has not been installed.
  • Standard micro-B USB cable (P/N 7E01279) for use with the StarBright device (included).
  • Ophir provides example projects of COM Object clients in VC#, VB.NET and LabVIEW. These are found in the Automation Examples subdirectory of our StarLab PC Application.
  • For direct control of the device, refer to User Commands.
Firmware Upgrade of StarLite and StarBright Firmware Upgrade of StarLite and StarBright
Product Feature: How to Use the StarBright Meter Product Feature: How to Use the StarBright Meter Product Feature: How to Use the StarBright Meter

The new Ophir StarBright is the most advanced of Ophir’s family of handheld laser power meters. This video was also separated into 12 short segments that can be found here. Each segment walks you through one of StarBright's capabilities, and shows you how to use it.

Setting Your Laser Power Meter To a Custom Wavelength Setting Your Laser Power Meter To a Custom Wavelength Setting Your Laser Power Meter To a Custom Wavelength

Learn how to set the correct wavelength for your measurement, even when the wavelength you need is not one of the default wavelengths offered by the meter.

Calibration Factors Calibration Factors Calibration Factors

When a power/energy meter is in "Calibrate" mode, various "Factors" are displayed to the user. This video explains the meaning of each of these factors.

Field upgrade of the firmware for the StarLite and StarBright meters is very simple. In this video, we’ll walk through the process, step by step

Accessories

Customers that purchase the above items also consider the following items. Ophir-Spiricon meters and sensors include a standard manufacturers warranty for one year. Add a one year Extended Warranty to your meter or sensor, which includes one recalibration.
  • Carrying Case

    Carrying Case

    1J02079

    Carrying case 38x30x11cm. For laser power / energy meter and up to three sensors

  • StarBright USB Cable

    StarBright USB Cable

    7E01279

    USB-A to MICRO-B cable (1 unit supplied with StarBright)

  • StarBright RS232 Cable

    StarBright RS232 Cable

    7E01213

    D9 to 3.5mm plug cable (1 unit supplied with StarBright)

  • StarBright Battery Pack

    StarBright Battery Pack

    7E14008

    Replacement battery pack for StarBright

  • Standard Analog Output Connector

    Standard analog output plug for StarBright, StarLite, Vega, Nova II, Nova, USBI (1 unit supplied with these products)