Block Engineering: Raising the Bar in QCL Spectroscopy

Scott Riggi

Building on a long pedigree in infrared spectroscopy, Block has emerged as a technology leader in instruments based on quantum cascade lasers.



Block Engineering—a leader in the design and manufacturing of mid-infrared quantum cascade laser (QCL) based spectrometers and sources—has over the past 10 years emerged as a key technology innovator. By both leveraging its vast optical miniaturization expertise and focusing its internal culture of innovation around the newer QCL technology, the company has been able to move well beyond its roots in defense and government applications. As a result, it’s opening up new uses for its products in academia, manufacturing, the oil and gas industry and more.

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