Unparalleled Sensitivity

At Sound & Bright we believe your endeavor deserves the highest non-destructive testing sensitivity on the market. We are committed to providing our customers with systems that are robust, without compromising on performance.

Innovative Technology

Sound & Bright’s proprietary technologies are what sets our systems apart. They were born of research and development grants from NASA and the National Science Foundation and have been continuously improved to remain on the cutting edge. 


Sound & Bright offers a range of cutting-edge laser-based ultrasound systems for Non-Destructive Testing applications ranging from laboratory research and development to industry. Our systems provide market-leading sensitivity and noise reduction. The technologies on which they are based were born of research and development grants from the National Air and Space Agency (NASA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) and have been continually updated to meet our customer’s exacting standards. We are based in Los Angeles, California where our systems are designed and built to order.


The Quartet

Multi-purpose receiver

We like to think of the Quartet as our laser-based interferometer equivalent of the swiss-army-knife. Suitable for a wide range of applications, it offers high sensitivity, requires low to no maintenance, can be fitted with a variety of laser wavelengths, and is capable of rapid scans and measurements.

The Tempo 1D

Ultra-high frequency receiver

The Tempo 1D is capable of detecting surface displacements resulting from the propagation of UHF ultrasounds, up to the GHz. The system measuring the spatial component along the probe laser beam direction of the target tested is used for characterization of micro and nano components.

The Tempo 2D

Multi-component receiver

The Tempo 2D simultaneously measures two components of the surface displacement, the out-of-plane and the in-plane motions, using a single laser probe and a single collecting optic. The detection of the in-plane component allows for efficient detection of shear waves, particularly when the direction of ultrasounds propagation is normal to the surface of inspection.



XARION Laser Acoustics

Membrane-free optical microphones

XARION Laser Acoustics is a provider of unique, laser-based acoustic sensors. The membrane-free optical microphone uses an IP-protected principle of operation: it detects sound based on its ability to change the speed of light. Since no mechanically movable or deformable parts are involved in this approach, the sensor comes with a linear frequency response free from mechanical resonances.

Tsukuba Technologies

Laser Ultrasonic Visualization Inspector

The Laser Ultrasonic Visualizing Inspector is capable of quickly scanning a complex shape and displaying the propagation of ultrasonic waves within the sample. Fast scanning is achieved using a high repetition rate generation laser. Detection is set at a fixed location using either a contact piezo sensor or our Quartet laser receiver for true non-contact inspection. The powerful software allows for easy location of both surface and inner defects caused by corrosion, voids, delamination and cracks on a variety of materials.


Asynchronous Optical Sampling Imagery System

JAX-M1 can detect acoustic waves from 100 MHz to 1 THz by measuring the variation of the reflection coefficient of a sample by a pulse laser called probe after having excited by a laser pulse called pump. Using this time resolved spectroscopy method, we produce high resolution images based on mechanical properties.