Partners in Research and Development

We continually explore the application of innovative technologies through government or private R&D contracts to enhance the performance of our instruments and develop new inspection techniques.

THE COMPANY.

Founded by an expert in optics and laser ultrasonics, Sound & Bright is specialized in the development of innovative non-destructive testing instruments. Our sophisticated systems are hand-assembled and tested by the same experts who develop them. With over ten patents to his name, Sound & Bright’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Pouet, is one of the leading scientists in his field. Thanks to his research and development we are currently the only company on the market to offer a system based on multi-channel random quadrature (MCRQ), the Quartet, which was developed thanks to grants from NASA and NSF. We continually explore the application of innovative technologies through government or private R&D contracts to enhance the performance of our instruments and develop new inspection techniques. We are interested in new partnerships to expand the development of our technologies and introduce our products to new markets.

Bruno Pouet

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Dr. Bruno Pouet’s work has been devoted to the design and improvement of optical and acoustical techniques for application in nondestructive evaluation. As a research scientist at Northwestern University from 1991 to 97, Bruno established and advanced many innovative techniques and technologies. These include a photorefractive heterodyne interferometer and optical noise reduction technique for speckle interferometry (Patent: US5481356), among many others. 

Today, Bruno applies his extensive R&D experience in optics, acoustics and electronics to his position as Sound & Bright’s Chief Technologist. His laser ultrasonic sensor based on multi-channel random-quadrature interferometry (Patent US7978341, US7864338, US7729881) is the basis of our Quartet system. We are the only LU system manufacturer on the market to use this innovative and proprietary technology. Bruno is also responsible for designing our Two-wave-mixing based Tempo systems, including our Tempo 2D which was developed with a grant from the National Science Foundation.