New detector company to launch products at Photonics West

Dec. 15, 2006
December 15, 2006, Lake Oswego, OR--Don Dooley, former founder of Scientific Spectrum and Molectron Detector, has started a new detector company called Spectrum Detector Inc. The company will design and manufacture both standard and custom radiometric detectors, electronics, and instruments based on both thermal and photon detector technology for applications in research, medicine, process control, and optical radiometry.

December 15, 2006, Lake Oswego, OR--Don Dooley, former founder of Scientific Spectrum and Molectron Detector, has started a new detector company called Spectrum Detector Inc. The company will design and manufacture both standard and custom radiometric detectors, electronics, and instruments based on both thermal and photon detector technology for applications in research, medicine, process control, and optical radiometry.

Dooley is joined by Mark Stout (a former senior product engineer at Molectron) as partial owner, and Stout will serve as manufacturing manager for Spectrum Detector. Together, Dooley and Stout bring over 50 years of experience in detector products to the company. Dooley has also announced that Sid Levingston has joined the company as engineering manager. Levingston was formerly a senior electronic engineer with Molectron Detector and Coherent (Santa Clara, CA) before joining the company.

Spectrum Detector will introduce its first new products at the Photonics West show, January 2007 in San Jose, CA. Included in the new product offering are optical trap detectors, hybrid pyroelectric detectors, analog detector instruments, and USB-powered digital detector products.

For more information, visit www.spectrumdetector.com.

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