Coherent has introduced a new mobile app that enables operation of the company’s laser power and energy sensors using a tablet computer, thus delivering an improved user interface and enhanced ease-of-use. The new LabMax-Pro Mobile App is compatible with several popular tablet computers that run the Android operating system, in addition to having a 9 inch display. The app provides touchscreen access to a comprehensive suite of laser power and energy measurement capabilities. Included in these capabilities are instantaneous power reading, pulse shape analysis, beam position, data logging and statistics, as well as the ability to save data files and share them between mobile devices.
The app can be used with two different hardware configurations. In the first, the tablet is connected by a USB cable to a Coherent LabMax-Pro meter, which works with Coherent’s laser power and energy sensors. LabMax-Pro meters provide continuous sampling at 10 Hz or 20 kHz, or burst sampling at 625 kHz, with the app fully supporting these measurements to enable real-time analysis of modulated or pulsed systems. In the second configuration, the tablet is connected by a USB cable to one of Coherent’s new PowerMax-Pro USB sensors. These integrate traditional meter functionality within the sensor head cable, allowing a ‘meterless’ tablet solution to laser power measurement.