StarLite Laser Power Meter & Energy Meter Ophir

StarLite

7Z01565
Low Cost Portable Laser Power & Energy Meter
  • Compatible with all standard Ophir Thermal, BeamTrack, PE-C Pyroelectric and Photodiode sensors. (not compatible with non C Pyroelectric sensors).
  • To use with Ophir’s StarLab suite, you need the USB Activation Code
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StarLite Front Laser Power Meter & Energy Meter Ophir
StarLite Back Laser Power Meter & Energy Meter Ophir
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  • 1V
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  • 20Hz*
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  • Yes*
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*With USB Activation Code

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I have multiple sensors. Do I need a specific meter for each sensor or can I use one meter for all of my sensors?

With Ophir's Smart Head technology sensors can be interchanged between different meters easily. The calibration and setting information is stored in the sensors Smart Head connector so it moves with the sensor to the new meter. It is recommended that you power off your Nova meter before removing the sensor, but the new Nova II and Vega meters detect that a sensor has been removed or attached and will power cycle themselves when doing this.

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How does an energy meter measure above the maximum frequency at which it can record every pulse?

The energy meters will then sample at close to its maximum frequency. For instance measuring 10 KHz with a PD10 Sensor and Nova II where the maximum frequency for every pulse on the Nova II is 4 KHz: in this case, the Nova II will pick out pulses at a rate of close to 4 KHz and sample them, i.e. the Nova II will record 40% of the pulses.

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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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Can I use a third party sensor with the Ophir power/energy meters?

No, only Ophir power/energy sensors with the Smart Head connection will work with the Ophir power/energy meters.

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My StarLite meter seems to have lost its programming during the firmware upgrade procedure. How can I get its functionality back?

If the firmware programming procedure doesn’t complete, you should be able to recover and reprogram the StarLite firmware.

  • Make sure to completely power down the StarLite, as is mentioned in the StarLite Upgrade Tool screen instructions (long press On/Off button).
  • If unsure that StarLite has really shut down, it’s advisable to try disconnecting the USB cable and then power down the StarLite.
  • Reconnect the USB cable.

Then proceed (again) with the StarLite Field Upgrade Tool: Turn StarLite on in the special ‘burn-in’ mode by pressing the two button combination as detailed in the onscreen instructions, (you should hear from the PC speakers the ‘ding dong’ tone associated with a device being connected to the PC), and then continue the steps as prompted. If problems continue, please contact Ophir-Spiricon Service at service@us.ophiropt.com.

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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 - StarLite

    Embedded s/w for StarLite Laser Power / Energy Meter
    Latest StarLite firmware (version 1.38)

    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.

 

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 and Vega, StarBright and StarLite devices; integrating them into his in-house measurement and analysis package.
 
For communication via USB, device drivers and additional support software must be installed on your PC. These components are installed as part of the StarLab application’s installation process.
 

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 StarLite 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
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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

  • StarLite USB Cable

    StarBright/StarLite USB Cable

    7E01279

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

  • Battery Pack for StarLite

    Battery Pack for StarLite/StarBright

    7E14008

    Replacement battery pack for StarLite & StarBright

  • Standard Analog Output Connector

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