Sensors & Detectors
CSEM is a private nonprofit Swiss organization for research and innovation. Supported by the Swiss Confederation, our mission is to enhance the competitiveness of industry by developing new technology platforms and transferring it to the industrial sector.
Our operation is based on five strategic programs:
Microsystems (Design & process Integration & packaging)
Systems (Scientific instrumentation, Medical device technology, Automation)
Photovoltaics & Energy Management (Crystalline Silicon & metallization , Modules & System integration, Thin film coating & devices, Printable photovoltaics, Energy Management)
Ultra-Low-Power Integrated Systems (System-on-chips, Wireless, Vision)
Surface Engineering (Nanotechnology, biotechnology, printable electronics)
In each of the above, we have gained a reputable standing on the national and international levels by offering our customers and industry partners custom-made, innovative solutions supported by our extensive market knowledge and technology expertise. CSEM plays a key role in the innovation value chain, by relying on public–private partnerships and narrowing the gap between fundamental research and industrialization. The support we get from the Swiss Confederation provides CSEM with greater flexibility in addressing a broad spectrum of technology research areas, which strengthens our commitment to innovation and sustainability and puts us in a better position to address future social and environmental challenges. By expanding CSEM’s knowledge and adapting it to industrial needs, new products are brought to market and new ventures are created. CSEM works with a wide range of stakeholders, from startups to SMEs and large organizations. Our services include contract R&D, strategy and innovation consultancy, development of specific business solutions for several Industrial Sectors (Space & Scientific Instrumentation, Watchmaking, Health & Lifestyle, Communication & Semiconductor, Energy & Environment, Automation & Control, Aeronautics, Transport & Security).
The LOT-QuantumDesign group is a leading European distributor of high-quality scientific instruments and components supplying to academic and industrial scientific research customers. The group offers components and systems used in materials science, imaging, spectroscopy, photonics, nanotechnology and life science research. Part of our components are light measurement systems from International Light Technologies Inc. (ILT). ILT offer a variety of modular light meters and have been the most respected name in research-oriented light measurement for 40 years.
Optical radiation is perhaps the most difficult form of energy to measure accurately. Light energy is distributed over wavelength, position, direction, time and polarization. Optical radiometry is the science of light measurement, spanning across the UV, VIS and IR regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Photometry is the subset of radiometry dedicated to the measurement of visible light as it is perceived by the average human eye.
A light meter or radiometric light measurement system must be designed to measure the distribution of energy over one parameter while holding all others constant. In addition to high levels of measurement uncertainty, the field of radiometry and photometry has been characterized by confusion of terminology, symbols, definitions and units. ILT´s goal is to provide customers with light measurement solutions to these problems by offering a comprehensive line of accurate modular light meters like radiometers and photometers. There are other low-cost instruments called radiometers on the market. These were designed to measure power from a light source with a constant and known spectrum. However, these instruments give erroneous results when measuring any other radiation.
The extremely flexible light measuring system concept of ILT is based on a choice of suitable radiometer display devices and a wide range of different detectors. With specially matched filters and input optics, the detector head allows for custom-designed modular configuration.
All components are calibrated in ILT’s own ISO/IEC 17025 accredited calibration laboratory.
Ophir Spiricon Europe, headquartered in Darmstadt (Germany), is part of the Ophir Photonics group, a brand of MKS Instruments.
The company distributes, repairs and recalibrates a complete line of precision laser beam measurement equipment such as power and energy meters
by Ophir as well as beam profilers and beam propagation analyzers by Spiricon/Photon.
Dedicated solutions for additive manufacturing, industrial high power applications and LED measurement round off the portfolio.