Coherent has released an addition to the LabMax family of laser power and energy meters, which adds enhanced interfacing capabilities to support GPIB/IEEE-488, in addition to USB, RS-232 and onboard flash memory.
GPIB provides a simple, robust way to control multiple instruments using a single computer. As with other models in this series, the new LabMax-TOP with GPIB is compatible with position sensing (quadrant) laser power detectors.
The LabMax-TOP with GPIB also offers options for data acquisition, storage and analysis. These include flexible data logging capabilities, which can easily be configured by the user, together with built-in file management functions that support data transfer using any of the system’s interfaces. Additionally, LabMax-TOP with GPIB can perform various statistical functions on accumulated data (minimum, maximum, mean, range, standard deviation), and also provides trend charting, a tuning display and beam stability analysis.