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

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

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. 

671 Series High-Accuracy Laser Wavelength Meter 671 Series 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

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

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

438 Series Multi-Wavelength Meter 438 Series Multi-Wavelength Meter

The 438 Series Multi-Wavelength Meter combines proven Michelson interferometer-based technology with fast Fourier transform analysis in order to measure the wavelength, power, and OSNR of as many as 1000 discrete optical signals. With features such as high accuracy, a measurement rate of up to 10 Hz, and a broad operational range from 1000 to 1680 nm, the model 438 provides the most precise, efficient, and versatile WDM wavelength testing to satisfy the needs of any manufacturing engineer.  

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

The 828 Series High-Speed Optical Wavelength Meter uses interferometer technology that is very different than that employed by other wavelength meters used for WDM wavelength testing applications. A Fizeau etalon design is used to generate a spatial interferogram that is detected by a fast InGaAs photodetector array. Using an on-board digital signal processor, the interferometric data is processed quickly into an accurate wavelength measurement. The combination of these technologies provides an unmatched, sustained measurement rate of 1 kHz.  

428 Series Multi-Wavelength Meter 428 Series Multi-Wavelength Meter

The 428 Multi-Wavelength Meter combines proven Michelson interferometer-based technology with fast Fourier transform analysis in order to measure wavelength, power and OSNR of as many as 1000 discrete optical signals. Wavelength is measured to an accuracy as high as ± 0.3 pm and power is measured to an accuracy of ± 0.5 dB. In addition, the 428 system automatically calculates OSNR to greater than 40 dB.  

Optical Wavelength Meter: 228 Series Optical Wavelength Meter: 228 Series

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

137/157 Series Optical Thickness Gauge 137/157 Series Optical Thickness Gauge

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 proven interferometer-based wavelength meter technology to provide the most reliable measurement results.

  • Thickness is measured to an accuracy of ± 0.1 μm
  • Exceptional long-term measurement repeatability of ± 0.02 μm
  • Measurement traceability to NIST standards
  • Broad measurement range of 25 μm to 8 mm
  • Simultaneous measurement of multiple layers
  • Non-contact measurement results in non-destructive testing
  • Rugged design for laboratory and manufacturing environments
  • Integrated 8 channel optical switch ideal for production environment 
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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, 2019

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

Display Week 2019
May 14-16, 2019

Booth # 1341 
San Jose McEnery Convention Center 
San Jose, CA

APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (DAMOP) Meeting
May 29-31, 2019            
Milwaukee, WI 

NEWS

  • Bristol Instruments Extends Its Fast Wavelength Measurement Capability Further Into The Infrared
    Bristol Instruments Extends Its Fast Wavelength Measurement Capability Further Into The Infrared

    Bristol Instruments, Inc., the leader in wavelength meter technology, has announced a new version of its 871 Series Laser Wavelength Meter. The new model 871B-NIR2 can measure the wavelength of lasers that operate out to 2.5 μm. These measurements have an accuracy of ± 0.75 parts per million (± 0.00075 nm at 1000 nm) and are made at the fastest sustained rate of 1 kHz.

  • 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.

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