ABOUT US

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.

WAVELENGTH METERS – SCIENTIFIC

Fastest Wavelength Meter For Pulsed Lasers:  871 Series Fastest Wavelength Meter For Pulsed Lasers: 871 Series

The 871 Series Laser Wavelength Meter from Bristol Instruments is designed to measure the absolute wavelength of pulsed and CW lasers. The wavelength meter provides the fastest measurement rates up to 1 kHz, which enables the wavelength characterization of individual laser pulses. The resulting time resolution of 1 ms is capable of providing the most detailed wavelength analysis of tunable lasers.

High-Accuracy Laser Wavelength Meter High-Accuracy Laser Wavelength Meter

The 671 Series Laser Wavelength Meter is the best way to measure the absolute wavelength of CW lasers that operate from the visible to the mid-IR. This system provides real-time laser wavelength information with an accuracy as high as ± 0.0001 nm. Continuous calibration with a built-in wavelength standard ensures the reliable accuracy that is needed to generate the most meaningful experimental results.

SPECTRAL CHARACTERIZATION

High-Resolution Laser Spectrum Analyzer: 771 Series High-Resolution Laser Spectrum Analyzer: 771 Series

Bristol Instruments’ model 771 is a high-resolution laser spectrum analyzer that measures the spectral characteristics of CW and high-repetition rate pulsed lasers that operate from 375 nm to 12 μm. Laser wavelength is measured to +/- 0.0001 nm and spectral resolution is as high as 2 GHz.

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WDM WAVELENGTH TESTING

  Fastest Multi-Wavelength Meter: 438 Series Fastest Multi-Wavelength Meter: 438 Series

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. This meter offers high efficiency, straightforward operation, and a rugged design for the most efficient WDM wavelength testing available, even in the most demanding applications.

828 High-Speed Optical Wavelength Meter 828 High-Speed Optical Wavelength Meter

The 828 Optical Wavelength Meter is designed to measure the absolute wavelength of WDM lasers with an accuracy of ± 1 pm. With a measurement rate as high as 1 kHz, WDM components can be more efficiently tested. Time resolution as short as 1 ms results in a more detailed wavelength characterization of components.

DWDM Multi-Wavelength Meter (428 Series) DWDM Multi-Wavelength Meter (428 Series)

Bristol Instruments offers a family of multi-wavelength meters for testing DWDM signals. The 428 Series Multi-Wavelength Meter measures the wavelength of as many as 250 optical channels to the highest accuracy available. In addition, the model 428 simultaneously measures power and OSNR to fully characterize DWDM components and transmission systems. With features such as straightforward operation and rugged design, the 428 system satisfies the needs of both the research scientist and the manufacturing engineer.

DWDM Optical Wavelength Meter (228 Series) DWDM Optical Wavelength Meter (228 Series)

Bristol Instruments offers a family of optical wavelength meters specifically designed for DWDM testing applications. The 228 Series of Optical Wavelength Meters combine high accuracy and exceptional reliability to achieve the most meaningful test results. With features such as straightforward operation and rugged design, the 228 systems satisfy the needs of both the research scientist and the manufacturing engineer

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NON-CONTACT THICKNESS MEASUREMENT

Optical Thickness Gauge: 157 Series Optical Thickness Gauge: 157 Series

The Model 157 optical thickness gauge uses proven optical interferometer technology to measure the absolute thickness of specialty plastic films, medical membranes, and ophthalmic products.

137 Series Optical Thickness Gauge 137 Series Optical Thickness Gauge

The 137 Series Optical Thickness Gauge from Bristol Instruments is a non-contact instrument designed to accurately and reliably measure the absolute thickness of a variety of transparent, translucent, and some visually opaque materials. The thickness gauge utilizes interferometer-based wavelength meter technology, and includes a super-luminescent LED (SLED), an interferometer assembly, and a digital processor, all housed within a single chassis. The system also comes with an optical probe, a fiber-optic patch cord, and Bristol’s Opti-Cal­ software.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Bristol Instruments, Inc.

770 Canning Parkway

Victor, NY 14564

UNITED STATES

Phone: (585) 924-2620

Fax: (585) 924-2623

Contact: info@bristol-inst.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

SPIE Photonics West

January 30 - February 1, 2018 
Booth # 215
The Moscone Center
San Francisco, CA

OFC

March 13-15, 2018      
Booth # 2530     
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA 

CLEO

May 15 - 17, 2018
Booth # 2212     
San Jose McEnery Convention Center 
San Jose, CA

NEWS

  • Bristol Instruments Signs New Distributor In Korea

    Bristol Instruments, Inc., a leader in optical interferometer-based instrumentation, announces an agreement with Qbic Laser System, Inc. Headquartered in Bucheon, South Korea, Qbic will represent Bristol’s laser spectral characterization products, including high-accuracy wavelength meters and high-resolution spectrum analyzers for the characterization of lasers that operate from the visible to the mid-IR.

  • Bristol Instruments Hires New Business Development Manager For Optical Metrology Products
    Bristol Instruments Hires New Business Development Manager For Optical Metrology Products

    Bristol Instruments, Inc., a leader in optical interferometer-based instrumentation, announces the addition of Mr. Don Jarvie to its Sales and Marketing Team. Mr. Jarvie will serve as the Business Development Manager for Bristol’s optical metrology products, including its Optical Thickness Gauge for precise non-contact thickness measurement.

  • Bristol Instruments Introduces New Quick Align Probe For Non-Contact Thickness Measurement

    Bristol Instruments, Inc., the leader in optical interferometer-based instrumentation, has announced the introduction of its QA—“Quick- Align”—optical probe. This new probe, used in combination with Bristol’s 137 and 157 Optical Thickness Gauge products, offers the advantage of a unique alignment aid to ensure the reliable accuracy and exceptional repeatability needed for the most demanding thickness measurement applications.

  • Bristol Instruments Makes 2017 Rochester Top 100 List

    Bristol Instruments, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been named one of the area’s top 100 businesses in 2017 by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. The listing is compiled and verified in partnership with accounting firm KPMG, LLP. This is the 31st consecutive year of the Rochester Chamber Top 100 List, and Bristol Instruments’ second time receiving this distinguished honor.

  • Bristol Instruments Signs New Distributor In Japan

    Bristol Instruments, Inc., a leader in optical interferometer-based instrumentation, announces an agreement with Japan Laser Corporation (JLC), its new representative in Japan. Established in 1968, Japan Laser Corporation is one of the world’s key laser trading companies, offering laser products for a number of industries and applications—from advanced devices for scientific research to lasers for general use.

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FEATURED DOWNLOADS

  • Advantages For Using 137/157 Optical Thickness Gauges

    The 137/157 Optical Thickness Gauges deliver reliably accuracy and exceptional repeatability for the most demanding thickness testing applications. These gauges are ideal for contact and intraocular lenses, medical balloon catheters, medical tubing, plastic films, laminates, glass, and adhesives.

  • Optical Thickness Gauge Probes Brochure

    Bristol Instruments offers a range of optical gauge probes for different thickness measurement applications. Probes are chosen based on the thickness of the material to be tested, the accuracy required while testing, and the need for simplified alignment.

  • QA Optical Thickness Gage Smart Probe Datasheet

    Bristol Instruments’ Quick Align (QA) Optical Smart Probe is designed to offer unique alignment for use in production environments where the most precise and reliable information is required. A built-inn camera is included to detect the location of the reflected optical signal from the tested material. The alignment of the probe is then adjusted so that the optical signal is on target.

  • Optical Thickness Gauge: 157 Series Datasheet

    This optical thickness gauge answers the need for precise thickness information in the design and manufacturing of specialty plastic films, medical membranes, and ophthalmic products. 

  • High-Resolution Laser Spectrum Analyzer: 771 Series Datasheet

    This high-resolution laser spectrum analyzer identifies the spectral properties of both CW and pulsed lasers operating in the 375 nm to 12 µm wavelength range. Download the datasheet to learn more about the models available in the series and their unique features and specifications.

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