Interface to the PM100A/D power meter from Thorlabs.
This package can be used to drive a PM100A/D power meter from Thorlabs. It provides an object oriented interface to the SCPI commands using Python properties.
To install the ThorlabsPM100 driver, download the package and run the command:
python setup.py install
You can also directly move the ThorlabsPM100 to a location that Python can import from (directory in which scripts using ThorlabsPM100 are run, etc.)
The best way to connect your instrument is with the pyvisa package https://pyvisa.readthedocs.io/en/stable/. On linux, the instrument is automatically detected as a USBTMC device. A simple interface is described in the file usbtmc.py
First you need to create your instrument. Using visa:
import visa from ThorlabsPM100 import ThorlabsPM100 rm = visa.ResourceManager() inst = rm.open_resource('USB0::0x0000::0x0000::xxxxxxxxx::INSTR', term_chars='\n', timeout=1) power_meter = ThorlabsPM100(inst=inst)
Or using usbtmc (you nedd to have read and write access to the ‘/dev/usbtmc0’):
from ThorlabsPM100 import ThorlabsPM100, USBTMC inst = USBTMC(device="/dev/usbtmc0") power_meter = ThorlabsPM100(inst=inst)
Commands that set or query a value are Python properties of ThorlabsPM100 class. Other command are methods of ThorlabsPM100 class
print power_meter.read # Read-only property print power_meter.sense.average.count # read property power_meter.sense.average.count = 10 # write property power_meter.system.beeper.immediate() # method
Please send bug reports or feedback to Pierre Cladé.
- 1.1.1 and 1.1.2 : small bug corrections
- 1.1 : support of Python 3 with 2to3
- 1.0 : initial release