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    FS: Rubicon Laser Power Meters



    And a demo video of it in action:



    Features

    The Rubicon is based on the Ophir 20C sensor, and has a maximum input power of 5W or 10W. It uses 16-bit A/D conversion with a precision reference, allowing a resolution of 0.1mW (0.2mW for the 10W version). Because they are based on this sensor, the response time is a fast 0.8s to 95% power.

    The Rubicon covers the basics that every LPM should have - a reading display, peak power detection, and datalogging. It also has a number of other features that are rather uncommon in a hobbyist LPM.

    • Onboard average power display
    • Laser stability measurement
    • Onscreen graphing
      • Graphing in streaming (scrolling, unlimited) or session (will stop after a certain number of readings) mode
      • Optional display of an analog needle instead of a graph
    • Multiple datastream protocols
      • Simple - For use with generic logging programs, like StampPlot Pro
      • OpenLPM - For use with Peregrine. In the Rubicon, the OpenLPM protocol is able to pass instructions from the LPM to Peregrine.
      • LaserBee - In case someone replaces their LaserBee with a Rubicon, we thought it would be nice to be able to use the software that they already are licensed.
    • Multiple baud rate options for compatibility with various datalogging software packages
    • Rich integration with OpenLPM-compatible datalogging software


    Just an additional note on the datalogger integration - using compatible software, it is now possible to reset a measurement on the computer via pressing the 'Reset' button on the Rubicon. The Rubicon will either just send a reset signal, or can specify a threshold and duration for Peregrine (or other software package) to use. What is sent depends on configuration; see manual for more details.

    Here's a screenshot of the graphing screen:



    And here's a few screenshots of the menu system:

    The main configuration menu for the graphing screen (shot in black and white):





    And the serial interface configuration menu:



    The functionality of all the different configuration options is detailed in the user manual

    Interface Software



    The Rubicon was designed with Peregrine in mind, but will work with other dataloggers. Using the OpenLPM protocol with Peregrine, the Rubicon is capable of instructing the datalogging software to discard the current test and start a fresh one, when the Reset button is pressed. This instruction can use either the default settings already present in Peregrine, or the Rubicon can send a new duration and threshold value to use for the graphing session.

    If you are a LaserBee user switching to a Rubicon and have a license to use the bundled graphing software, the Rubicon will support it as long as the LaserBee protocol is used at 9600 baud.

    You can also use the Simple protocol to log to programs like StampPlot Pro.


    Specifications

    Power supply: 7-12VDC (9VDC recommended) via standard 2.1mm power jack or 9V battery.
    Sensor: Ophir20C-A Thermopile
    Sensor area: 12mm Diameter (113mm^2 area)
    Power range: 1mW to 5000mW (2mW to 10000mW for 10W version)
    Resolution: 100W (200W for 10W version)
    Response time (0-95%): 0.8S
    Maximum power density: 10KW/cm^2
    Spectral range: 190nm to 10600nm
    Current draw (backlight at maximum): 160mA at 9VDC
    Current draw (backlight at minimum): 125mA at 9VDC
    Ophir dimensions: 34mm*38mm*38mm
    Rubicon dimensions: 95mm*112mm*28mm (l*w*h)
    Cooling: Conduction
    Integrated Ophir power: +/- 12VDC regulated with ground in isolation


    Pricing

    Rubicon

    A Rubicon bundled with an Ophir sensor is $499 USD shipped in North America. Add $49 for international shipping.
    • Ready to go, this package has everything you need to start measuring lasers.
    • Included Ophir 20C-A head.
    • 9V battery will not be supplied.
    • Wall power supply included.


    A Rubicon without a sensor is $249 USD shipped in North America. Add $35 for international shipping.
    • Requires an Ophir20C-A head.
    • 9V battery will not be supplied.
    • Wall power supply included.


    Payment

    We accept PayPal, and money orders.

    Please send all sales requests to me via private message.
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    I like this. Good product! Phil
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    I have been asking about a 0,1 mW resolution thermal meter for awhile; the Laser Bee series was good but the 1 mW resulution was the limiting thing...this looks very nice. Good luck selling them! Phil
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    nice job!

    can i get a trade in for my argmeter?
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    Thanks for the compliments guys

    You're the second person to ask me that swami

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    can you add any Ophir head to this meter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by andy_con View Post
    can you add any Ophir head to this meter?
    No... only the ones calibrated for 1V/Watt output.


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    ah ok thanks .
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    Quote Originally Posted by andy_con View Post
    can you add any Ophir head to this meter?
    We do offer ones with different calibration ratios than 1V per watt.
    Let me know what you have and I can probably work something out

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasersbee View Post
    No... only the ones calibrated for 1V/Watt output.


    Jerry
    We're happy to do a firmware modification for the Rubicon to work with whatever Ophir sensor someone has, provided the pinout matches. A sensor not outputting 1V/W is not an issue at all.

    Jerry, don't answer questions about a product that is not your own. You know nothing about the Rubicon or its firmware.

    andy_con, if you're interested in a firmware modification to work with the Ophir head you have, please PM ARGLaser or me. I'd be happy to make the necessary modification free of charge.

    Trevor

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