Centauri portable energy meter

MKS Instruments announced the Ophir Centauri at Photonics West, a compact, portable laser power/energy meter for measurement of laser performance over time.

Math functions include density, scale factor, and normalise against baseline. Available in single and dual-channel versions, the Centauri is compatible with all standard Ophir thermal, photodiode, and pyroelectric sensors, including the award-winning BeamTrack power/position/size sensors.

The Centauri's graphical functions include digital with bargraph, analogue needle, line plot, pulse chart, pass/fail, position, stability, and real time statistics displays. The dual channel option supports split and merged graphical displays. Sophisticated power and energy logging allows logging of every point at up to 10kHz. The Centauri's math functions can be mixed together and the results displayed graphically and logged.

Outputs include USB and RS232 for real-time integration into larger systems and USB flash drive output for nearly unlimited data storage. A TTL output can be used in conjunction with pass/fail limits to inform an outside controller when the source is out of bounds.