Newport optical power meter offers full scale readings up to 2 W

Newport 1830-R optical power meter

The 1830-R optical power meter serves as a drop-in replacement for the company’s 1830-C meter. A seven-segment, backlit LED display shows DC measurements and 4.5-digit, wide-angle view display units of W, dBm, and dB. It has power sensitivities down to 10 pW and full scale readings up to 2 W.
Irvine, CA

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Newport Introduces 1830-R Optical Power Meter

Irvine, CA – October 26, 2011 – Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in lasers and photonics solutions that Make, Manage and Measure Light®, announces the 1830-R Optical Power Meter.  A newly designed optical meter, the 1830-R provides a ‘drop-in’ replacement for Newport’s legacy 1830-C Power Meter which has been widely used in fiber optic component production and testing.  

The DC power measurements can be easily viewed in the 7-segment, backlit LED display.  Units of W, dBm, dB, and relative measurement can be displayed in the 4 ½ digit, wide-angle view.  A wide dynamic range is provided with power sensitivities down to 10 pW and full scale readings up to 2 W (detector dependent).  The unit’s built-in, audible beeping tone changes its frequency as a function of incident optical power, making it very useful when optimizing the optical beam alignment.

Other features include a USB 2.0 interface (Model 1830-R) and additional IEEE-488 (GPIB) / RS232C outputs (Model 1830-R-GPIB).  For added convenience, two analog output modes, 2V into 1 M Ω and 1V into 50 Ω impedance, are also provided.  The enhanced 1830-R (-GPIB) Optical Power Meters are hot-swappable among detectors, such as Newport’s low-power 818-series photodiodes and Newport’s higher-sensitivity 918D photodiode detector series.  The ultraviolet (UV), silicon (Si), germanium (Ge), or indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) detectors operate in the 200-1800 nm wavelengths.  

CE and RoHS compliant, Newport’s 1830-R Optical Power Meter is available for shipping now.  A USB memory stick with software and documents are included with each unit ordered. For more information about the new optical meter please visit:  To review the complete Newport optical power/energy meter products, please see Newport’s Optical Power Meter Selection Guide at:

About Newport Corporation

Newport Corporation is a leading global supplier of advanced-technology products and systems to customers in the scientific research, microelectronics manufacturing, aerospace and defense/security, life and health sciences and precision industrial manufacturing markets.  Newport’s innovative solutions leverage its expertise in high-power semiconductor, solid-state and ultrafast lasers, photonics instrumentation, sub-micron positioning systems, vibration isolation, optical subsystems and precision automation to enhance the capabilities and productivity of its customers’ manufacturing, engineering and research applications. Newport is part of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000 Index.


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