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.

50 Victor Heights Parkway

Victor, NY 14564-8909

UNITED STATES

Phone: (585) 924-2620

Fax: (585) 924-2623

Contact: info@bristol-inst.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

BIOMEDevice Boston

May 3-4, 2017
Booth # 307 
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 
Boston, MA

CLEO

May 16-18, 2017
Booth # 2119 
San Jose McEnery Convention Center 
San Jose, CA

APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (DAMOP) Meeting

June 6-8, 2017 
Sacramento Convention Center     
Sacramento, CA

International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy

June 19-23, 2017
University of Illinois 
Champaign-Urbana, IL

Medical Tubing 2017

October 10-11, 2017
Crowne Plaza Boston-Woburn 
Woburn, MA

BIOMEDevice San Jose

December 6-7, 2017 
San Jose McEnery Convention Center 
San Jose, CA

SPIE Photonics West

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

OFC

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

NEWS

  • New 871 Series Laser Wavelength Meter From Bristol Instruments Offers Even Higher Accuracy

    Bristol Instruments, Inc., the leader in wavelength meter technology, has announced a new version of its popular 871 Series Pulsed Laser Wavelength Meter. Wavelength can now be measured to an accuracy as high as ± 0.2 parts per million (± 60 MHz at 1000 nm). The model 871 also has the fastest sustained measurement rate of 1 kHz.

  • Bristol Instruments Signs New Distributor In Germany

    Bristol Instruments, Inc., a leader in optical interferometer-based instrumentation, announces an agreement with MG Optical Solutions, which will represent its flagship products—wavelength meters and spectrum analyzers—in Germany and Austria.

  • Bristol Instruments Signs New Distributor In France

    Bristol Instruments, Inc., a leader in optical interferometer-based instrumentation, announces an agreement with Optoprim S.A.S., which will represent its flagship wavelength meter and spectrum analyzer products in France and Belgium.

  • Bristol Instruments Introduces The Fastest Multi-Wavelength Meter Available
    Bristol Instruments Introduces The Fastest Multi-Wavelength Meter Available

    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 Expands Capabilities Of Its 871 Series Pulsed Laser Wavelength Meter
    Bristol Instruments Expands Capabilities Of Its 871 Series Pulsed Laser Wavelength Meter

    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.

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FEATURED DOWNLOADS

  • 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. This datasheet includes a detailed description of the series, as well as specifications. This optical thickness gauge features a straightforward operation, a rugged design, high accuracy, and exceptional reliability.

  • 137 Series Optical Thickness Gauge Datasheet

    The 137 Series Optical Thickness Gauge includes a super-luminescent LED (SLED), an interferometer assembly, and a digital processor, all housed within a single chassis. It is able to provide accurate results within ± 1 µm (± 0.04 mils), and exceptional repeatability (standard deviation) as good as ± 0.05 µm (± 0.002 mils), to ensure that the measurements are well within the specified accuracy limits. With a rugged design and free upgrades for the software, these gauges are ideal for applications in manufacturing environments.

  • Fastest Wavelength Meter For Pulsed Lasers: 871 Series Datasheet

    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).

  • 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.

  • High-Accuracy Laser Wavelength Meter Datasheet

    This datasheet contains information on features, specifications, areas of application, and more for Bristol Instruments' 671 Series High Accuracy Laser Wavelength Meter.

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