Polarimetry

Address: 108 W. Montgomery Ave., North Wales, PA 19454, USA
Long Business Description:

Strainoptics is the world’s leading manufacturer of non-contact, non-destructive stress measurement instrumentation to the glass and plastics industries.
In addition to the internationally recognized GASP® surface polarimeter, our product line encompasses a complete range of instruments, from simple strain viewers and polarimeter systems to specialized on-line and off-line equipment for measuring stress and other optical properties in a wide range of materials, including:
Float Glass
Architectural Glass
Automotive Glass
Electronic Glass
Container Glass
Optical/scientific Glass
Molded Products
Medical Packaging & Devices

Plastic Applications:
Strain Viewers
Polarimeters
Automated Birefringence Measurement Systems

Our test methods and instruments may be used with almost any transparent or translucent materials (generally a minimum of 25% transmissivity is required). Here are a few of the applications where our equipment has been successfully used to measure residual stress and/or birefringence:
Ceramics
Quartz
BaF2 and other crystalline materials
Fiber optic preforms
Special glass compositions

Business Website Address: www.strainoptics.com
Address: 55 Newburgh Road, Hackettstown, NJ 07840, USA
Long Business Description:

Rudolph Research Analytical manufactures automatic, digital, bench-top Refractometers, Polarimeters and Density Meters for a wide variety of industries. With over 5,000 laboratory instruments installed in demanding applications worldwide and thousands still in use that were manufactured in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, Rudolph has established itself as a premier vendor well known for its quality, reliability, and is NVLAP certified. Rudolph has also consistently set the pace for innovative design and features that bring new and important functionality to its market leading line of refractometers. Our service and responsiveness come from a deep commitment to serving our customers with integrity, quality and innovation that we have maintained for over 50 years. Please read one of our customer testimonials.

Products include:
Laboratory Instruments
Refractometers
Polarimeters
Density Meters

Business Website Address: http://rudolphresearch.com
Address: 231 CJC Hwy, Suite 103, Cohasset, MA 02025, USA
Long Business Description:

Topac is a distributor of a broad range of scientific, industrial and process control instrumentation.
Topac provides applications support, calibration and maintenance service for instruments and equipment in the following categories:

Modified Atmosphere Packaging
Polarimeters
Refractometers
Temperature/Humidity
Electrochemistry
Biosciences
General Laboratory
Mechanical Testing
Medical Laboratory
Gas Monitors/Analyzers
Air
Water Testing
Fire &Smoke
Sound
Forms

Business Website Address: www.topac.com
Address: 2301 Federal Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064, USA
Long Business Description:

PTC® Instruments manufactures, calibrates and certifies the following test instruments:

Durometers- for testing the hardness of various plastics & rubber.
Data Loggers- for testing humidity, temperature, pressure, pH, voltage and shock.
Steel Hardness- Testers- measures the hardness of metals in the range of 20 to 65 HRC.
Surface Thermometers- a full selection of types and temperature ranges for any application.
Recording Thermometers- records temperature versus time with both accuracy and reliability.
Pyrometer Kits- temperature measurement of furnaces, kilns, ovens, etc.
Brinell Microscopes- a hand held portable reader and compatible with all Brinell type machines.
Polariscopes- for determining strain patterns developed during fabrication & manufacturing of glass.

Business Website Address: http://ptc1.com
Address: Jays Close, Viables Estate, Basingstoke, Hants, RG22 4BA, UK
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Long Business Description:

Digital refractometer and polarimeter manufacturers Bellingham + Stanley offer a wide range of refractometers and polarimeters via a network of trained distributors.

Business Website Address: www.bellinghamandstanley.com
Address: 5964 Iris Parkway, Frederick, CO 80504, USA
Long Business Description:

More than a quarter-century ago, Tom Baur, researcher for the National Center for Atmospheric Research, needed a solution that resulted in his manufacturing his own custom Pockels cells. With that flagship product, Meadowlark Optics came to be, establishing a world standard for innovative, ultrahigh-quality polarization optics.

In the twenty-first century, Meadowlark products help position customers worldwide to pioneer their own innovations. These include our advances in liquid crystals with one-of-a-kind polarization controllers and the Liquid Crystal Stokes Polarimeter. In other areas, we measure our waveplate product line to subnanometer precision. One thousandth of a wave of retardance is our standard accuracy.

Custom retooling of an existing Meadowlark product or creating the new products our customers need are other ways we serve manufacturing and science. Our current work in polarization, as our beginnings with the Pockels cells once were, is steeped in technological possibility that is yet to unfold, and this is why we are committed to our customers.

Business Website Address: www.meadowlark.com
Address: 103 Quality Circle, Suite 215 , Huntsville, AL 35806, USA
Long Business Description:

Axometrics is the industry leader in full Mueller matrix polarization testing. Our core measurement technologies measure all possible polarization properties (the full Mueller matrix) of a sample, and key polarization parameters (polarizer properties, retarder properties, depolarization properties) are reported to the operator.
Products
The AxoScan system measures polarization properties in a single point of the sample in only 30 ms! AxoScan is the industry standard for excellence in LCD film and panel testing, and finds many other applications in testing optical components, biological samples.
The AxoStep is the industry’s first Mueller Matrix imaging microscope. The system creates a full 2D map of all possible polarization properties in areas ranging from 9 mm x 7 mm down to 40 µm x 30 µm.
Axometrics offers a range of light sources for our measurement systems, including tunable visible sources (400 nm to 800 nm), ultra-stable single-wavelength LED sources, and lasers. Axometrics will help you select the right source for your application.
A wide range of fixtures are available for both the AxoScan and the AxoStep. Fixtures for mounting to an optics table, reflection testing, automated XY mapping, and automated tilt and rotation. Fixture range from bench-top systems for microscopic measurements of cell phone camera lenses, to large industrial machines with robot loading of three meter long (Gen 10) LCD motherglass.

Business Website Address: www.axometrics.com
Address: 948 N. Amelia Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773, USA
Long Business Description:

CRAIC Technologies manufactures superior microspectrophotometers for science and industrial applications. We specialize in the UV, visible and NIR regions and pride ourselves in making the finest tools for the finest minds.
Since CRAIC’s founding, our mission has been to become the leading provider of superior quality optical tools and superior support for the customers who use those tools. We manufacture the best quality microspectrophotometers and UV-visible-NIR microscopes and Raman microspectrometers bar none.

Since its inception, CRAIC has specialized in optical tools for the ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared regions. Products include microspectrophotometers (also known as microspectrometers or microscope spectrometers) that is able to take spectra of samples smaller than a micron. CRAIC has also designed and built UV-visible-NIR range microscopes. Full spectral range fluorescence, transmission, and reflectance spectra and images can be acquired from any microscopic sample non-destructively and without contact with these tools. CRAIC manufactures both scientific grade systems in addition to specialized systems for industries such as semiconductor inspection and pharmaceutical metrology. CRAIC also makes NIST Traceable Standards, the only ones in the world specifically designed for microspectrophotometers, and specialized software packages.

CRAIC specializes in the following micro-analytical techniques: UV-Visible-NIR microspectroscopy, UV-visible-NIR microscopy, Color microspectroscopy, Transmission microspectroscopy & microscopy, Reflectance microspectroscopy & microscopy, Fluorescence microspectroscopy & microscopy, Polarization microspectroscopy & microscopy, Raman microspectroscopy, Film thickness measurements, Spectral modelling.

CRAIC has more experience designing, developing, manufacturing and installing microspectrophotometers than anyone. CRAIC is committed to maintaining the highest level excellence for ist’ products and service.

Products
Microspectrophotometer
Microscope Spectrometer
UV-Vis-NIR Microscope
Raman Microspectrometer
Microphotometer
Reflectance of Coal
Microspectrometer Standards
CRAIC Software
Refractive Index of Glass Fragments

Business Website Address: www.microspectra.com
Address: Alsterdorfer Strasse 276-278, D-22297 Hamburg, Germany
Long Business Description:

A.KRÜSS Optronic has been famous for high-precision, state-of-the-art measuring instruments for over 200 years. It is the oldest company manufacturing optical instruments still in existence. Today, the traditional craftsman’s art of precision engineering has been perfectly combined with innovative electronic technology.

Products
Refractometers
Polarimeters
Density Meters
Gas Analyzers
Flame Photometers
Melting Point Meters
Microscopes
Stereo Microscopes
Software
Thermostats
Spectroscopes
Spectrometers
Cold Light Sources
UV- and Analysis Lamps
Service & Production
Krüss Surface Science

Business Website Address: www.kruess.com
Pike Technologies, Madison WI, USA
Address: 6125 Cottonwood Drive, Madison WI 53719, USA
Long Business Description:

PIKE Technologies was established in 1989 by Phil and Irene Brierley with the goal of creating a unique enterprise specializing in the imaginative design and creation of high quality custom spectroscopic accessories. Today, PIKE continues to specialize in the development and manufacture of accessories and optical systems that enhance the performance of commercial spectrometers. The product line has grown from the first PIKE Horizontal ATR, which set the industry price/performance standard, to over two thousand products.

PIKE products are used in the petrochemical, food, forensic, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, agriculture, government and the material science industries as well as in many academic institutions around the world. They can be used for the analysis of organic and inorganic materials by FTIR, NIR, Raman and UV-VIS spectroscopy. Theory, detailed descriptions, and applications for PIKE accessories are available in our comprehensive product catalog. PIKE also specializes in the design and engineering of products for custom applications.

Products:
ATR
Automated Sampling
Diffuse Reflectance
Gas Sampling
GC and TGA Interfaces
Integrating Spheres
Microsampling
Pellet Making
Photoacoustics
Polarization
Remote Sampling
Sampling Kits
Specular Reflectance
Standards/Databases
Temperature Control
Transmission
UV-Vis Accessories & Cuvettes
Wafer Analysis
Windows/Holders
Optics

Business Website Address: www.piketech.com