Hinds Instruments

hinds instrumentsHinds Instruments was founded in 1971 and located in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area between San Francisco and Seattle, Hinds Instruments have grown to become the world’s leading supplier of photoelastic modulators (PEMs) and systems. Hinds Instruments develops and manufactures polarization measurement instrumentation for research and industry.  Hinds Instruments build photoelastic modulator-based systems and components that exploit the high sensitivity of PEM polarization analysis technology for a wide variety of applications including birefringence, stokes polarimetry, dichroism, optical rotation and others in research, metrology and on-line environments.

They are organized into four teams: technical/engineering, sales & marketing, production, and finance & administration. Led by our technical team, with over 100 years combined experience in photoelastic modulation technology, Hinds Instruments have introduced a number of notable advances recently, including three products that have been awarded “R&D100” recognition. Our development facilities include an applications spectroscopy lab and a birefringence measurement lab, as well as a well-instrumented engineering lab.

Their manufacturing team concentrates on in-house production of core technology modules, as well as on final system test and calibration and quality management. Our production processes incorporate SPC monitoring and conform to IPC/II standards.

Hinds Instruments offers a broad range of instrumentation for evaluating polarization and light. Our products are organized into 1) research components for bench top R&D or OEM applications and 2) integrated systems for specific industrial and research applications. Many of our systems have been recognized as industry ground-breaking achievements and have been awarded numerous R&D 100 Awards and Photonics Circle of Excellence awards.

Hinds Instruments Components and Systems are widely used by top researchers, National Labs, University and Industrial customers around the world. With a complete solution set to address demanding optical research and custom metrology development, Hinds Instruments products give users the tools they need.

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