Unparalleled Sensitivity

At Sound & Bright we believe your endeavor deserves the highest non-destructive testing sensitivity on the market. We are committed to providing our customers with systems that are robust, without compromising on performance.

Innovative Technology

Sound & Bright’s proprietary technologies are what sets our systems apart. They were born of research and development grants from NASA and the National Science Foundation and have been continuously improved to remain on the cutting edge. 


Sound & Bright offers cutting-edge laser-based ultrasound receivers for non-destructive testing R&D. Our instruments provide market-leading sensitivity and noise reduction, and their applications range from laboratory research and development to industry. The technologies on which they are based were born of grants from the National Air and Space Agency (NASA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) and have been continually updated to meet our customer’s exacting standards and drive to innovate. We are based in Inglewood, California where our instruments are designed and built to order.


The Quartet

Hi-bandwidth receiver for industrial NDT solutions

Based on our patented Multi-Channel Random Quadrature technology, the quartet features two detector-arrays of for a bandwidth of up to 80Mhz. It offers high sensitivity, requires low to no maintenance, can be fitted with a variety of laser wavelengths, and is capable of rapid scans and measurements.

The Modulo Uno

Streamlined MCRQ for low laser power

The Modulo Uno features a streamlined, single detector-array version of our patented Multi-Channel Random Quadrature technology for a bandwidth of up to 20Mhz. Designed to remain sensitive with a lower probe beam power than its big brother, the Quartet, the Modulo Uno is not only less expensive, but ideal for biomedical scanning and transducer characterization. It also features a digital output for ease of use.

The Tempo 2D

Multi-component receiver

The Tempo 2D simultaneously measures two components of the surface displacement, the out-of-plane and the in-plane motions, using a single laser probe and a single collecting optic. The detection of the in-plane component allows for efficient detection of shear waves, particularly when the direction of ultrasounds propagation is normal to the surface of inspection.

The Tempo 1D

Ultra-high frequency receiver

The Tempo 1D is capable of detecting surface displacements resulting from the propagation of UHF ultrasounds, up to the GHz. The system measuring the spatial component along the probe laser beam direction of the target tested is used for characterization of micro and nano components.