The IS1.5-VIS-FPD-800 is connected to the Centauri
laser power and energy meter using the built in D15 Smart Head cable.. The Centauri display is connected to the PC using a USB cable. The PC is running LabVIEW and the Ophir COM object is installed.
The COM object supplied by Ophir is easy to use and allows access to all of the display's functions. The LabVIEW application shown here is a simple example of how to use the Centauri to capture power measurement at 10KHz in an automated environment.
After clicking the run button, the meter and sensor details will appear in the top left. The range and measurement mode are selected in the bottom left. 'Fast Power' should be selected for high speed power measurement at 10 kHz.
Figure 2 is snapshot of the LabVIEW application showing power measurement of a VCSEL pulsing at 100Hz.