Ophir Photonics Group, the provider of precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, has launched StarLite, a low-cost laser power/energy meter that provides both digital and analogue screen displays.

A compact, handheld unit, StarLite displays a variety of beam measurements, including power, single shot energy, energy and frequency of high repetition rate lasers, and beam size. The meter provides a large 320 x 240 pixel display with 16mm digits for increased legibility, and monitors power from pW to many kW or energy from pJ to hundreds of Joules.

StarLite monitors power and energy for all Ophir thermopile, pyroelectric, and photodiode sensors. The meter can also monitor laser beam size and accurately track beam position to fractions of a mm when used with Ophir's BeamTrack, a unique series of thermal detectors that combine multiple functions in one device: power, energy, beam position, and beam size.