Ocean Optics spectrometers verify color and composition of pyrotechnics

Aug. 23, 2015
Le Maitre is using a spectroscopic system from Ocean Optics to ensure the quality of its pyrotechnic products.

To ensure the quality of its products, Le Maitre Pyrotechnics and Special Effects has incorporated a spectroscopic system from Ocean Optics (Dunedin, FL) to ensure the quality of its products. In the video below, Hamish Cavaye discusses their companies' needs and the solutions provided by spectrometers from Ocean Optics.

Hamish Cavaye, who has a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Queensland (Australia) spends his time creating and testing pyrotechnics for Le Maitre. Whether he’s testing color purity of a new pyrotechnic or evaluating safety criteria, Cavaye also enjoys at least one other benefit of his work: the opportunity to see his pyrotechnics light up the stage for the likes of performers such as Beyoncé and Paul McCartney.

Le Maitre has been designing and manufacturing stage pyrotechnics and smoke and haze machines since 1977.

SOURCE: Ocean Optics; http://oceanoptics.com/video-ocean-optics-meets-le-maitre-pyrotechnics-and-effects/?utm_source=OOI+eNewsWire+August+2015&utm_campaign=eNewsWire+-+August+2015&utm_medium=email

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Gail Overton | Senior Editor (2004-2020)

Gail has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, product management, and editorial experience in the photonics and optical communications industry. Before joining the staff at Laser Focus World in 2004, she held many product management and product marketing roles in the fiber-optics industry, most notably at Hughes (El Segundo, CA), GTE Labs (Waltham, MA), Corning (Corning, NY), Photon Kinetics (Beaverton, OR), and Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA). During her marketing career, Gail published articles in WDM Solutions and Sensors magazine and traveled internationally to conduct product and sales training. Gail received her BS degree in physics, with an emphasis in optics, from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in May 1986.

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