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Newbie:GPIB control of OSA

Question asked by wannabegeek on Dec 8, 2010
Latest reply on Dec 9, 2010 by wannabegeek
Good day,

I have recently taken a job as lab IT person for a professor at my school. She studies photonic lattices and uses an older Agilent OSA
to analyse crystals.

My job is to automate this process as much as possible. She currently stores OSA data on floppy and transfers data (5k files)  over to the workstations.

I don't have the model number with me as I write, but wanted to confirm my idea, that any OSA with GPIB should be able to direct ouput
to a hard drive formatted correctly. I'm guessing FAT32...?

Would someone please correct me if I'm wrong. I'll post back as soon as I get more details.
I look forward to being on this forum quite a bit and eventually being helpful myself.

tia,
wbg

EDIT: I plan to use MATLAB to control the OSA via GPIB.  

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