BRISTOL INSTRUMENTS, INC., located near Rochester, NY, was founded in 2005 by three technical and marketing leaders of the now-defunct Burleigh Instruments. Together, this group has over 75 years of combined experience in the design, manufacture, and marketing of lasers and precision test instruments used in basic and applied research, engineering, and production test applications.
The company currently focuses on the scientific, fiber communications, and optical metrology markets. The scientific market consists of researchers at universities, government laboratories, and industry who are involved in fields such as chemistry, physics, and optics. The fiber communications market consists of R&D and manufacturing engineers who need to accurately test WDM components and transmission systems with respect to absolute wavelength. And, the optical metrology market consists of manufacturers that need to precisely measure critical physical dimensions of materials such as plastic films, medical membranes, glass tubing, and ophthalmic products.
The primary technology utilized by Bristol Instruments is optical interferometry. Detailed analysis of interference phenomena, a consequence of the wave properties of light, can result in a variety of precise measurements. In particular, Michelson and Fizeau interferometer-based technologies are employed to develop instruments that provide the reliable accuracy for which Bristol Instruments has become known.
Bristol Instruments, Inc.
50 Victor Heights Parkway
Victor, NY 14564-8909
Phone: (585) 924-2620
Fax: (585) 924-2623
March 22-24, 2016
Booth # 1453
Anaheim Convention Center
June 7-9, 2016
Booth # 2119
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, CA
International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
June 20-24, 2016
University of Illinois
Frontiers in Optics | Laser Science
October 19-20, 2016
Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Bristol Instruments, Inc. recently announced the introduction of its new 438 Series Multi-Wavelength Meter. This product measures the wavelength, power, and OSNR of as many as 1000 discrete optical signals. With key features such as high accuracy, fast measurement rate, straightforward operation, and rugged design, the model 438 provides the most precise, reliable, and efficient WDM wavelength testing available to meet the needs of the most demanding applications.
Bristol Instruments, Inc. has recently announced several improvements to its 871 Series Pulsed Laser Wavelength Meter. The model 871, which excels with an unsurpassed measurement rate of 1 kHz, now has a wavelength accuracy as high as ± 0.75 parts per million (± 225 MHz at 1000 nm). In addition, an integrated proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller benefits researchers who need active regulation of their laser’s frequency.
Bristol Instruments, Inc. recently announced an agreement with Photonics Solutions, a new distributor in the United Kingdom. Photonics Solutions is a leading independent UK supplier of optoelectronic products, and exclusively represent a limited number of cutting edge manufacturers, providing their customers with the highest quality products to meet both research and industrial applications.
Bristol Instruments, Inc. has recently hired Ms. Kristina Schanz to join its Sales and Marketing team. She will serve in the new position of Marketing Communications Manager.
Bristol Instruments, Inc. recently announced the addition of Mr. Scott Sandruck to its Sales & Marketing team. He will serve in the new position of European Sales Manager.
The 438 Series Multi-Wavelength Meter is designed to take the fastest wavelength, power, and OSNR measurements (at 10 Hz) for the analysis of as many as 1000 discrete optical signals. With combined Michelson interferometer-based technology and fast Fourier transform analysis, the meter measures wavelength to an accuracy as high as ± 0.3 pm, power to an accuracy of ± 0.5 dB, and OSNR is automatically calculated to greater than 40 dB.
The FOS Series Fiber-Optic Switch is a convenient way to connect up to eight lasers to a single fiber-coupled instrument. This switch is a self-contained micro-electromechanical (MEMS) switch that operates from 400 to 1700 nm.
The new 871 Series Laser Wavelength Meter is designed to measure the absolute wavelength of pulsed and CW lasers. Available for operation from 375 to 1700 nm, the meter utilizes a unique Fizeau etalon design that guarantees a measurement accuracy of ± 1 ppm (± 300 MHz at 1000 nm).
This datasheet contains information on features, specifications, areas of application, and more for Bristol Instruments' 671 Series High Accuracy Laser Wavelength Meter.
The 828B High-Speed Optical Wavelength Meter from Bristol Instruments is designed to provide accurate wavelength information at an unprecedented rate of 1 kHz. It revolutionizes WDM wavelength testing applications by reducing test times from hours to minutes. The 828B also features time resolution of 1 millisecond, providing the most detailed wavelength characterization of tunable WDM lasers. This application note presents a demonstration of the 828B’s capabilities when used to measure the absolute wavelength of an external cavity diode laser as it was tuned.