Technology for Polarization Measurement

About Us

Hinds Instruments delivers technology for polarization measurement. We innovate, develop, manufacture and distribute polarization measurement instrumentation for research and industry. Our product solutions exploit the ultra-high sensitivity of photoelastic modulator technology to deliver advanced and typically real-time polarization analysis. Our customers’ solution requirements are driven by research, metrology and on-line environments and extend across a range of applications including birefringence, dichroism, both Stokes and Mueller matrix polarimetry, optical rotation and others.

Founded in 1971 and located in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area between San Francisco and Seattle, we have grown to become the world's leading source for polarization measurement technology.