Since 1994, Los Gatos Research, has been developing innovative laser-based measurement strategies for non-destructive analyses of gases and liquids. With expertise in the areas of optical diagnostics, laser spectroscopy, physical chemistry, and chemical physics, LGR invented all of the major cavity enhanced absorption spectroscopy techniques. This includes cavity ringdown spectroscopy (a first-generation CEAS method), as well as Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy (the fourth-generation CEAS method).
LGR created the world’s highest performing instruments for leading-edge research, industrial process monitoring and control, air quality and emissions monitoring, greenhouse gas measurements and isotopic measurements.
In October 2013, LGR was acquired by ABB to add a new line of high-performance gas analyzers to ABB’s leading measurement business. LGR now operates in ABB’s global Measurement & Analytics business unit within the Industrial Automation division.