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Optical Power Meter, Handheld, High Performance
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  • Compatible Detectors
    Newport 818-xx/DB, 918D, 819C/D, 919E, 919P, LIAD, PEPS
  • Computer Interfaces
    USB, RS-232
  • Sampling Rate
    15 Hz (photodiode and thermopile), 5 kHz (pyroelectric Detectors)
  • Repetition Rate
    Up to 25 kHz pulses (pyroelectric)
  • Data Storage
    External Storage Defined by User Supplied USB Drive
  • Analog Output
    1, 2, 5, 10 V into 100 Ω, mono audio 2.5 mm jack (included)
  • Accuracy
    ±0.25 % (Full Scale) (Add ± 20 pA for PD and Thermopile Detectors)
  • Power Requirements
    DC 12 - 16 V, 1W
  • Battery
    Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries
  • Battery Life
    14 hours typical between charges
  • Detector Input
    Up to 1.3 mA for Photodiode Sensors
  • Display Mode
    15 mm numeric display. High resolution analog needle also can be chosen.
  • Display Type
    High legibility TFT 320 x 240 pixel graphics LCD
  • Display Refresh Rate
    15 Hz
  • Photodiode Measurement
    Average power, exposure
  • Thermopile Measurement
    Average power, single shot energy
  • Pyroelectric Measurement
    Pulse energy (every pulse up to 5 kHz), peak power
  • Measurement Rate
    Up to 5000 Hz on board and USB, 30 Hz RS-232 (pulse energy); 15 Hz (power)
  • Resolution
    18 bits plus sign for PD and Thermopile 12 bits no sign for Pyroelectric Detector
  • Dimensions
    113 x 213 x 40 mm
  • Weight
    0.47 kg
  • Operating Temperature
    15°C to 35°C, <70% RH, non-condensing
  • Storage Temperature
    0°C to 50°C, <90% RH
  • CE
  • RoHS


Overview Video

This video presents an overview of the 1919-R's multi-functionality by demonstrating a variety of measurement modes, data display methods, and advanced analytical functions.

User Friendly Screen Layout

Significant improvement has been achieved with the user interface. The user will experience a quick configuration of the measurement parameters right at the main display. The bright color display gives unparalleled legibility and ease of interpreting information.

Powerful User Interface

Just plug in one of the Newport detectors and you have a whole measurement laboratory at your fingertips. The user interfaces are available in four different languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. Context sensitive help is available for all functions available.

Variety of Measurement Modes

The 1919-R offers a choice of real time or averaged measurements in watts, watts per area, joules, joules per area, or a unitless ratio against a reference value, depending on the detector type. The 1919-R provides a larger number of measurement modes, when compared to other power meter models. These include Pulsed Power value, when connected to a 919P series thermopile detector, for a pulsed laser source, and total accumulated energy (exposure) over a period of time, when connected to a photodiode or a 919E series pyroelectric detector.

Advanced Functions at Your Fingertips

The 1919-R is one of the most feature rich handheld optical power and energy meter available. With laser tuning, data logging, graphing, normalizing, statistics, user selectable display color, and mathematics functions in the power meter, one can run a complex experiment without going through a complex setup using a separate computer.

Variety of Data Presentation Methods

In addition to displaying the measurement values in the standard numerical bar graph mode, the simulated analog needle, and the line graph, one can also choose to display the real time statistical values on the screen. Pass/fail criteria can be set up to display a warning sign.

Ergonomic Hardware Design

The case is made of molded high impact plastic with optimized angle kickstand. Rubberized sides provide an easy grip of the power meter and protection against damage. The 1919-R can be operated either by battery or from an AC power supply (included) with the charger plugged in at all times. Its backlight allows illumination of the power meter in low light conditions.

PMManager Application Software

PMManager™ is a powerful application software controlling and taking measurement data. It turns a PC into a laser power multi-channel analysis workstation. The PMManager software features include: extensive graphic display of data, advanced measurement processing, data logging for future review, printing of graphs and data, and the ability to connect additional devices during active measurements. The PMManager™ software package includes the latest user manual, the COM object manual, the user command list, and automation examples written in various programming languages. For a detailed account of capabilities, please see our PMManager Tutorial.

Directly Access All Detector Parameters

All detector parameters are directly accessible from PMManager. Major parameters are available on the detector information window, and further functions are available by clicking ‘Functions’ button.

Portable Versatility

The diverse array of measurement modes, advanced features including statistical and mathematical functions, and the ergonomic, handheld design of the 1919-R make it a valuable tool for advanced photonics R&D applications. It is easy to carry the device from one lab to another and can be used in different types of experiments.

Calibration Report Included

Newport certifies calibration performed using standards traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other recognized national standards laboratories. Included with your new instrument is a comprehensive calibration report. Newport also recommends recalibration every 12 months.