ABOUT US

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.

LASER WAVELENGTH MEASUREMENT

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. 

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. 

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LASER SPECTRAL ANALYSIS

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.

High-Speed Optical Wavelength Meter: 828 Series High-Speed Optical Wavelength Meter: 828 Series

The 828 Optical Wavelength Meter Series comprises two models of interferometer-based wavelength meters 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: 157/137 Series Optical Thickness Gauge: 157/137 Series

The 137/157 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
February 5-7, 2019
        
Booth # 235 
The Moscone Center 
San Francisco, CA

OFC
March 5-7, 2019
            
Booth # 4529           
San Diego Convention Center 
San Diego, CA 

CLEO
May 7-9, 2018

Booth # 2113          
San Jose McEnery Convention Center 
San Jose, CA

NEWS

  • Bristol Instruments Improves Its Laser Spectral Analysis Capability In The IR And Mid-IR
    Bristol Instruments Improves Its Laser Spectral Analysis Capability In The IR And Mid-IR

    Bristol Instruments, Inc., a leader in optical interferometer-based instrumentation, announces the introduction of the new 771A-MIR Laser Spectrum Analyzer. The 771 product line includes a series of unique instruments that operate as both a high-accuracy wavelength meter and a high-resolution spectrum analyzer. The model 771A-MIR combines highest wavelength measurement accuracy and highest spectral resolution for IR and mid-IR laser applications.

  • Bristol Instruments Introduces New WDM Wavelength Meter
    Bristol Instruments Introduces New WDM Wavelength Meter

    Bristol Instruments, Inc., a leader in optical interferometer-based instrumentation, announces the introduction of the new 828A Optical Wavelength Meter. This latest model utilizes a unique Fizeau etalon design to measure the absolute wavelength of CW and modulated optical signals to an accuracy as high as ± 0.3 pm, while also providing the fastest measurement rate available.

  • 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.

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FEATURED DOWNLOADS

  • High-Resolution Laser Spectrum Analyzer: 771 Series Brochure

    The 771 Series high-resolution laser spectrum analyzer from Bristol Instruments identifies the spectral properties of both CW and pulsed lasers operating in the 375 nm to 12 µm wavelength range.

  • 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.

  • 828 High-Speed Optical Wavelength Meter Series Datasheet

    The 828 Optical Wavelength Meter Series comprises two models of interferometer-based wavelength meters 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) Datasheet

    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.

  • Fastest Multi-Wavelength Meter: 438 Series Datasheet

    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.

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