About us

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.

Our Company

Founded by experts in optics and non-destructive testing, Sound & Bright is specialized in the development of innovative non-destructive testing instruments. Strong expertise in laser ultrasound have led Sound & Bright to develop sensors for various applications and technologies.

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.

 

Technical Expertise

Dr. Pouet, Sound & Bright’s Chief Technical Officer, has extensive R&D experience in optics, acoustics, electronics and mechanics. Most of his work had been devoted to the design and improvement of optical and acoustical techniques for application to nondestructive evaluation. He has developed a novel laser ultrasonic sensor based on multi-channel random-quadrature interferometry (Patent US7978341, US7864338, US7729881) as well as interferometers based on Two-wave mixing in photorefractive crystals.

 

Dr. Pouet worked on the development of interferometers for industrial application. During this time, he developed novel techniques for inspection during high-speed machining using an acoustic fluid probe (Patent: US7117741) and for on-line crack inspection of solar cell wafer based on passive acoustic listening under controlled stress condition. As a research scientist at Northwestern University from 1991 to 1997, he developed many innovations, including a photorefractive heterodyne interferometer and an optical noise reduction technique for speckle interferometry (Patent: US5481356). Dr. Pouet authored and co-authored more than 12 patents.