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Low absorption tests in solids, liguids, gases, thin films
- space and time-resolved
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Photothermal systems

Based on Photothermal Common-Path Interferometer (PCI) concept

The instrument
  • Detects the thermal effect of absorption.
  • Insensitive to scattering.
  • Has moderate 3D resolution:
    • test substrate behind the coating, interface between bonded parts
    • make 2D or 3D maps of absorption patterns
  • Can be used to monitor induced, time-dependent absorption:
    • gray tracks,
    • laser-induced transparency (bleaching),
    • initial stages of optical damage, etc.
R&D Solano systems (Solano housing temporarily unavailable, completely replaceable with the Quad design)
  • Based on Solano enclosure design
  • LabView data acquisition
  • Designed for testing coated substrates
  • Manuals with examples of tests
  • Standard set of sample holders
Photothermal Solano systems
Main unit with set of special holders and standard accessories
please, call
Motorized 1"x1"x1" (25x25x25mm) motorized XYZ scanning unit
please, call
Motorized 2"x2"x2" XYZ scanning unit (replaces manual)
please, call
Set of matching optics for one pump port instrument (attenuator, mirrors and telescope)
please, call
Additional photodetector (for testing coatings at design angle of incidence)
please, call
Data acquisition software (executables and code, pre-installed or with installation support)
Documentation with general installationn instructions
2 months of free technical support over phone and e-mail
12 months warranty on parts and labor
on-site installation and training
Shipping FCA Hilo, HI
please, contact FedEx or UPS
Attention: Prices shown above are for United States customers only. For other countries please apply to our distributors.
Spare holders for 1" optics
-/Stanford Photo-Thermal Solutions
Included with main unit
Mounted pinhole, for alignment
-/Stanford Photo-Thermal Solutions
Included with main unit
Calibration standards
-/Stanford Photo-Thermal Solutions
Included with main unit
Lock-in amplifier*
Optical chopper*
Power meter with 10mW-10W sensor*
PM100USB/Thorlabs; S310C/Thorlabs
*   suggested third-party electronics. SPTS can equip the system with factory
     tested set of electronics. Check the price
**  list price for US customers at a company website, May 12, 2015.
Stanford Photo-Thermal Solutions
Tel.: +1 408 898-0446

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