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.
770 Canning Parkway
Victor, NY 14564
Phone: (585) 924-2620
Fax: (585) 924-2623
SPIE Photonics West
January 30 - February 1, 2018
Booth # 215
The Moscone Center
San Francisco, CA
March 13-15, 2018
Booth # 2530
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA
May 15 - 17, 2018
Booth # 2212
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, CA
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, 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, 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, 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.