News | February 17, 2016

Ophir Photonics Announces Starviewer, Mobile App For Viewing Laser Power/Energy Measurements On Smartphones And Tablets

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San Francisco, CA – Ophir Photonics Group, a Newport Corporation company celebrating 40 years of excellence as the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment, today at SPIE Photonics West 2016 announced StarViewer, an Android app that brings laser power/energy measurements to Android smartphones and tablets. StarViewer can be used with virtually any Ophir thermopile, photodiode, or pyroelectric PE-C laser sensor. Data can be displayed in a variety of formats: time-based line graph, needle display, or large numeric display with statistics. Users can also capture a screenshot and share it, such as when a field technician needs 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 most 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 a wide range of Ophir laser sensors: photodiode sensors for measurement of low laser powers, from picowatts to hundreds of milliwatts and as high as 3W; 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 ~5s; and pyroelectric sensors for accurate and repeatable measurement of repetitively pulsed energy at up to 25 kHz.

StarViewer supports Android devices running version 4.1.0 or higher.

Availability
The StarViewer laser power/energy measurement app is available for free from the Google Play store. StarViewer data sheet: http://ow.ly/Y6nzz

About Ophir Photonics
With over 35 years of experience, Ophir Photonics, a Newport Corporation company, provides a complete line of instrumentation including power and energy meters, beam profilers, spectrum analyzers, and goniometric radiometers. Dedicated to continuous innovation in laser measurement, the company holds a number of patents, including the R&D 100 award-winning BeamTrack power/position/size meters; BeamWatch®, the industry's first non-contact, focus spot size and position monitor for lasers in material processing; and Spiricon's Ultracal™, the baseline correction algorithm that helped establish the ISO 11146-3 standard for beam measurement accuracy. The Photon family of products includesNanoScan scanning-slit technology, which is capable of measuring beam size and position to sub-micron resolution. The company is ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited for calibration of laser measurement instruments. Their modular, customizable solutions serve manufacturing, medical, military, and research industries throughout the world. For more information, visit http://www.ophiropt.com/photonics

SOURCE: Ophir Photonics