News | July 1, 2014

Bristol Instruments Hires Optical Engineer To Enhance Product Development Efforts

Source: Bristol Instruments, Inc.

Bristol Instruments, Inc., a leader in optical interferometer-based instrumentation, is excited to announce the addition of Dr. Steven Person to its product development team.

Dr. Person recently earned his Ph.D. from The Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester under Professor Lukas Novotny. His thesis work focused on developing instrumentation for the optical detection and imaging of nanoparticles and fabrication of nanostructures with novel light scattering properties. Prior to starting his doctoral work, he was employed as an Image Scientist at ITT Space System Division (currently Exelis) where he worked on modeling the optical performance of space based imaging systems.

“Dr. Person will strengthen our commitment to providing our customers with the new tools they need for their research,” said Dr. Michael Houk, Chief Technology Officer of Bristol Instruments. “Because his background fits perfectly with our unique expertise in optical interferometry, he will have an immediate impact on our product development capability.”

About Bristol Instruments
Bristol Instruments designs, manufactures, and markets precision instruments based on its expertise in optical interferometry. Bristol’s flagship products accurately characterize the wavelength and spectral properties of lasers used by scientists and engineers at universities, government laboratories, and industrial laboratories. They are also used for the development and production testing of laser transmitters used in optical fiber communications. In addition, Bristol Instruments provides interferometer-based products to reliably measure critical physical dimensions of materials such as specialty plastic films, medical membranes, and ophthalmic products.

Bristol Instruments is headquartered in Victor, New York. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Bristol Instruments, Inc.