Welcome to Quarktet Technologies!
Tria, version 3.0, is currently available at for $320 (US). In addition to our award-winning blind deconvolution, Tria has fast image registration, a good selection of de-noising filters, image analysis tools that cannot be found anywhere else, and image viewers designed for image analyzers. For Version 3.0, we have added new functions, object counting, better memory management, and a quick stats pop-up window.
Quarktet is also proud to announce our latest release of PulseView, version 1.4, available for only $24 (US). We received such positive feedback from Tria's graphs, that we created a 'spin-off'. PulseView pulls in text files and converts them to graphs, histograms, FFTs, and audio sound. It is a simple idea that will save you a lot of time if you spend a lot of time graphing data files with spreadsheets or scripting programs. See the PulseView page for more information.
We are taking orders for 'GCLAD-IN-A-BOX', our low-cost, high sensitivity laser ultrasound detection system. This system can be used for laboratory research, industrial proof-of-concept, or even customized to fit your application. Our latest Dulcian detector (not pictured) has a remote optical housing for easier alignment and installation. More information is available here. Turn-around time is about 6-8 weeks.
Reasearch and Business Opportunities
Full development and employment of our technologies is impossible for a small company like Quarktet. So we have reserved this space to lay out areas that we believe are ripe with potential for development, but are best served through collaboration with others. Below is our list of ideas. Feel free to write us about possible collaboration with you.
Let us know if you have any questions!
Dr. James N. Caron
December 5, 2015:The Tria Image Processing Program has reached 25000 downloads.
June 25, 2015: Dr. Caron presents latest findings on using GCLAD as an underwater sensor at the 2015 Laser Ultrasonics Symposium in Chicago.
October 1, 2014: Quarktet unveils new website. The new site is fully 'responsive' meaning that the webpage is displayed differently depending on whether it is being viewed on a computer, a tablet, or a smart phone.
September 10, 2014: Applied Optics accepts publication of 'Frequency Response of Optical Beam Deflection by Ultrasound in Water', which describes how a GCLAD system can be used to sense ultrasound waves in water from 100 Hz to 20.0 MHz at a distance of 2.5 cm away.
February 12, 2014: The Tria Image Processing Program has reached 8000 downloads.
December 20, 2013: PulseView v1.4 is released with new annotation functions.
August 20, 2013: PulseView v1.3 is released with new interpolation functions, display controls, and the ability to "sonify" your waveforms.
July 3, 2012: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issues patent number 8210045 to Dr. Caron's Continuous Laser Generation of Ultrasound (CLGU). To celebrate, we are offering PulseView for $24 (U.S.) and Tria for only $216.
January 11, 2012: Tria Image Processing, version 2.8, is released. This is the first version that allows the user to write their own image equations.
September 7, 2011: In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of superconductivity, Quarktet is giving one free license of Pulseview to every Physics Department in the USA.
July 21, 2011: Dr. Caron presents the first talk on "Continuous Laser Generation of Ultrasound" at the QNDE Conference in Burlington, VT.
May 31, 2011: The Tria Demonstration Program reaches 5000 downloads.
March 3, 2011: USPTO publishes patent application for Continuous Laser Generation of Ultrasound, a method of creating ultrasonic waves in materials for use in nondestructive evaluation of the material.
October 5, 2010: The PulseView Data Plotting Program is released. PulseView is a data plotting program that provides simple and efficient viewing of data in text files.
June 24, 2010: The Tria Demonstration Program reaches 2500 downloads.
June 22, 2010: Cloudy Nights publishes a review article by Joel Schmid on removing blur from astronomical images.
June 5, 2009: Detroit Red Wings lose to Pittsburgh Penguins in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. All employees are expected to work extended hours.
February 18, 2009: Tutorial Services have been offered for customers who would like additional instruction.
June 5, 2008: Quarktet celebrates the Stanley Cup victory of the Detroit Red Wings. All employees are given the day off.
May, 10 2007: The Tria Demonstration Program reaches 1000 downloads.
April 8, 2008: AstroPhoto Insight publishes a review article by Neil Fleming on our Tria Image Processing Program for the removal of blur from sky photos. The online magazine was targeted to dedicated astro-photographers, exhibiting some great photos of nebulae and galaxies. The article steps through the blind deconvolution (using SeDDaRA) of a 1k by 1k image, shows several other examples, and gives tips on avoiding artifacts resulting from saturated pixels.
October 10, 2007: Quarktet releases Tria Image Processing, Version 2.0. Tria V2.0 features a faster interface, faster processing, more features, and the best higher-bit image viewer.
August 17, 2007: Quarktet releases an unpublished paper on the thermoelastic and ablative generation of ultrasound in composite materials.
July 26, 2007: New research on the ultrasonic deflection and displacement of an optical beam (i.e. GCLAD) is presented at the QNDE conference in Golden, Colorado.
February 19, 2007: Quarktet welcomes the addition of Eva Caron to our team!
January 4, 2007: The Tria Demonstration Program reaches 500 downloads.
June 23, 2006: The Tria Demonstration Program reaches 250 downloads.
June 7, 2006: Alien face discovered in the x-ray of a duck. Although this event has no association with my company, we received over 13,000 web hits on the topic. Any publicity is good publicity.
January 18, 2006: President James Caron featured in Radiations as a "Hidden Physicist". Radiations is the official publication of Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society.
January 10, 2006: The Tria Demonstration Program reaches 100 downloads.
February 24, 2005: Quarktet welcomes the addition of Cole Caron to our team!
February 22, 2005: U.S. Patent Office awards a patent for the SeDDaRA blind deconvolution process (finally!). See the official press release here.May 15, 2004: Research Support Instruments of Lanham, MD, is awarded two grants to study the application of SeDDaRA to multi-frame sequences.
June 1, 2004: Research Support Instruments of Lanham, MD, is awarded a research grant to study the implementation of a portable GCLAD system.
January 28, 2004: The SeDDaRA restoration of an image showing the microwave radiation of the universe is awarded Imaging Solution of the Year by Advanced Imaging Magazine for 2004. The image can be seen in the Gallery. See the official press release here.
October 9, 2003: Quarktet obtains full ownership of the GCLAD patent! The patent was the property of the University of Delaware, where the technique was invented. In September, the University agreed to transfer ownership to Dr. James N. Caron, president of Quarktet and one of the co-inventors. This enables Quarktet to directly negotiate licensing agreements and research contracts with interested parties. Interested parties should Contact us.
January 8, 2003: GCLAD listed as one of the "Innovations and emerging technologies in Bassoon" on the Adeovaleo Website.
November 11, 2002: Quarktet welcomes the addition of Luke Caron to our team.
November 10, 2002: Applied Optics, Vol. 26(15) publishes article on SeDDaRA Restoration entitled "Noniterative blind data restoration by use of an extracted filter function." See Research.
June 15, 2002: Quarktet celebrates the Stanley Cup victory of the Detroit Red Wings. All employees are given the day off.
February 27, 2002: Quarktet launches the official company website. The website provides common information for web surfers and in-depth descriptions of our technologies for our target customers.
Jan. 15, 2002: Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 17 , publishes a review about GCLAD, entitled "Overview Ultrasound Sensing using Gas-coupled Laser Acoustic Detection." See Research .
Jan. 5, 2002: 'Strange Cork' becomes 'Quarktet, Inc.' to celebrate our newest technology, the blind deconvolution algorithm designated SeDDaRA.
Nov. 1, 2001: Laser Focus World publishes World News article on SeDDaRA, based on August's article in Optics Letters.
August 15, 2001: Optics Letters, Vol. 26(15) publishes first article on SeDDaRA entitled "Blind data restoration with an extracted filter function."
March 21, 2000: U. S. Patent, number 6,041,020, is issued, entitled "Gas-coupled laser acoustic detection" assigned to the University of Delaware.
Due to copyright concerns, full research papers for some journals are not included here. If you have interest in a paper, feel free to ask us to send you a copy.
Ma, Yongqiang, and Yang Nie. "Model-Based Design Methodology for Blind Image Restoration." International Journal of Smart Home 9, no. 10 (2015): 205-214.
Bagheri, Abdollah, Elisabetta Pistone, and Piervincenzo Rizzo. "Outlier Analysis and Artificial Neural Network for the Noncontact Nondestructive Evaluation of Immersed Plates." Research in Nondestructive Evaluation 26, no. 3 (2015): 154-173.
Bal, Ufuk, Mehmet Engin, and Urs Utzinger. "A multiresolution approach for enhancement and denoising of microscopy images." Signal, Image and Video Processing 9, no. 4 (2015): 787-799.
Xue, Feng, and Thierry Blu. "A Novel SURE-Based Criterion for Parametric PSF Estimation." Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on 24, no. 2 (2015): 595-607.
Lifshin, Eric, Yudhishthir P. Kandel, and Richard L. Moore. "Improving Scanning Electron Microscope Resolution for Near Planar Samples Through the Use of Image Restoration." Microscopy and microanalysis: the official journal of Microscopy Society of America, Microbeam Analysis Society, Microscopical Society of Canada (2013): 1-12.
Johnson, Jami L. "Biomedical Photoacoustic Imaging Using Gas-coupled Laser Acoustic Detection." (2013).
Goncharov, A. S., N. G. Iroshnikov, and Andrey V. Larichev. "Retinal imaging: adaptive optics." In Handbook of Coherent-Domain Optical Methods, pp. 397-434. Springer New York, 2013.
Wen, Bo, Jing Zhang, and Zipeng Jiao. "Hardware architecture design of image restoration based on time-frequency domain computation." In Eighth International Symposium on Multispectral Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, pp. 892002-892002. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2013.
Rao, Changhui, Hua Bao, and Yu Tian. AO-Based High Resolution Image Post-Processing. INTECH Open Access Publisher, 2012.
Sohn, Hoon. "Laser based structural health monitoring for civil, mechanical, and aerospace systems." In SPIE Smart Structures and Materials+ Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, pp. 834502-834502. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2012.
Darcie, Thomas E., Hamid Pahlevaninezhad, and Keith Taylor. "Improved interaction geometries for efficient acousto-optic beam deflection sensing in air." Optical Sensors, pp. SM2F-3. Optical Society of America, 2012. (There is no reference to our work, but it is clearly GCLAD.)
Hoon Sohn, "Laser based structural health monitoring for civil, mechanical, and aerospace systems," Proc. SPIE 8345, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2012, 834502, doi:10.1117/12.921722.
Barmak Heshmat, Thomas E. Darcie, Keith Taylor, Hamid Pahlevaninezhad, Masood Omoomi, and Saeid Sadri, "The effect of detector distance and beam width in acousto-optical beam deflection probing in air", Optics and Laser Technology, Volume 44, Issue 4, p. 734-740, 2012.
Bo Wen, Qiheng Zhang and Jianlin Zhang, "Further optimization of SeDDaRA blind image deconvolution algorithm and its DSP implementation", Proc. SPIE 8005, 800502 (2011); doi:10.1117/12.901617.
Rudnaya, Maria E., Robert MM Mattheij, Joseph ML Maubach, and Hennie G. Ter Morsche. "Orientation identification of the power spectrum." Optical Engineering 50, no. 10 (2011): 103201-103201.
Hao Yuanyuan, Zhang Yao, and Qi Xiaoping, "FPGA-based blind image restoration algorithm," Ordnance Industry Automation, Vol 29 (9), 2010.
Assentoft, Jørgen Erik, Jesper Skovhus Thomsen, and Arne Andreasen. "Supersampling in PET. A concept for improvement of the resolution of positron emission tomography." Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE, pp. 3622-3625. IEEE, 2010.
Chao Wang, LiFeng Sun, ZhuoYuan Chen, JianWei Zhang and ShiQiang Yang, "Multi-scale blind motion deblurring using local minimum," Inverse Problems 26 015003, 2010.
Yu Tian,Changhui Rao, Lei Zhu, and Xuejun Rao, "Modified self-deconvolution restoration algorithm for adaptive-optics solar images," Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 15, pp. 2541-2543 (2010)
Tati Rajab Mengko, Astri Handayani, Vanya Vabrina Valindria, Samekta Hadi, and Iwan Sovani, "Image Processing in Retinal Angiography: Extracting Angiographical Features without the Requirement of Contrast Agents," MVA2009 IAPR Conference on Machine Vision Applications, May 20-22, 2009.
Li, Dalong, and Steve Simske. "Atmospheric turbulence degraded-image restoration by kurtosis minimization." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE 6, no. 2 (2009): 244-247.
Haorui Zuo, Qihen Zhang, and Rujin Zhao, "An efficiency restoration method for turbulence-degraded image base on improved SeDDaRA method," Proc. SPIE, Vol. 7383, 738341 (2009).
Zhimin Xu and Edmund Y. Lam, "Maximum a posteriori blind image deconvolution with Huber–Markov random-field regularization," Opt. Lett. 34, 1453-1455 (2009).
Hadi, Samekta, "Restorasi Cita Autoflourescence Retina pada Kamera Fundus menggunakan Blind Deconvolution SeDDaRA". Tugas Akhir STEI ITB, 2008.
Sergey Chalkov, Natalie Meshalkina and Chang-Su Kim, "Post-Processing Algorithm for Reducing Ringing Artefacts. in Deblurred Images," 23rd International Technical Conference on Circuits/Systems, Computers and Communications, 2008.
Jin Yang, "Quality inspection and reliability study of solder bumps in packaged electronic devices: Using laser ultrasound and finite element methods" Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008.
Zhao, Yan, Zhonghua Shen, Jian Lu, and Xiaowu Ni. "Laser-induced Scholte wave detection at air-solid interfaces by beam deflection technique." Optical Engineering 46, no. 2 (2007): 024302-024302. (although they do not provide the appropriate credit).
Dalong Li and Steve Simske, "Atmospheric Turbulence Degraded Image Restoration by Kurtosis Minimization," IEEE GeoScience and Remote Sensing Letters, 2009. (Although we do not agree with their results.)
Xiao-Yue Zhai, Erik Ilsø Christensen, and Arne Andreasen, "Low Noise Electron Microscopy by Merging Multiple Images Digitized from Conventional Films with Reference to the Mouse Kidney," Microscopy and Microanalysis, vol. 12, Issue 3, p.255-261, 2006.
Y. Sudo, N. Baba, N. Miura, S. Ueno, and R. Kitai, "Application of self-deconvolution method to shift-and-add solar imaging," Applied Optics, Vol, 45, 2707-2710 (2006).
Kouki Yamaguchi and Pak-Kon Choi, "Probing Focused Sound Fields Using Optical-Beam Deflection Method," Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 45, No. 5B, 2006, pp. 4621-4624.
"Spotlight on Hidden Physicists," Radiations, The Offical Publication of Sigma PI Sigma, Fall 2005, p. 16.
Kouki Yamaguchi and Pak-Kon Choi, "Probing Focused Sound Fields Using Optical-Beam Deflection Method," Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 45, No. 5B, 2006, pp. 4621-4624.
Y. Perchenok, G. Hurvits, and A. Azoulay, "Comparison of Damage and Ultrasonic Signals, Induced by Laser at Different Wavelengths, for Aluminum and Alumina Samples," REVIEW OF PROGRESS IN QUANTITATIVE NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION, AIP Conference Proceedings -- April 9, 2005 -- Volume 760, pp. 1563-1567.
"SOLUTIONS OF THE YEAR - 2004", Advanced Imaging Magazine, January 2004. article
"Blind processing sharpens images," John Wallace, in LaserFocus World , November 2001, p. 43.
Matthias M. Koebel and Matthew Zimmt, "Temporal position encoding photoacoustics: A technique for surface absorber mapping," Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 98, 116104 (2005).
E. Guilliorit and H. Tretout, "Portable and hybrid laser generation/air-couple detection system for non-destructive inspection," 16th World Conference on NDT, Aug 30 - Sep 3, 2004 - Montreal, Canada.
A. García-Valenzuela, G. E. Sandoval-Romero, and C. Sánchez-Pérez, "High-Resolution Optical Angle Sensors: Approaching the Diffraction Limit to the Sensitivity," Appl. Opt. 43, 4311-4321 (2004).
Stepanov_Larichev, "Wide-angle deconvolution of human's eye retinal images." Diploma Paper, 2006.
Y. Perchenok, G. Hurvits, and A. Azoulay, "Comparison of Damage and Ultrasonic Signals, Induced by Laser at Different Wavelengths, for Aluminum and Alumina Samples," AIP Conference Proceedings -- April 9, 2005 -- Volume 760, Issue 1, pp. 1563-1567.
Shuyu Yang, Gavin Erry, Sheila C. Nemeth, Sunanda Mitra, Peter Soliz, "Image Restoration with High Resolution Adaptive Optical Imaging System," 17th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2004).
E. S. Barriga, G. Erry, S. Yang, S. Russell, B. Raman, and P. Soliz, "Application of adaptive optics in retinal imaging: A quantitative and clinical comparison with standard cameras." Proceedings of SPIE -- Volume 5688, Ophthalmic Technologies XV, Fabrice Manns, April 2005, pp. 152-163.Yoshifumi Sudo and Naoshi Baba, "Self-deconvolution for shift-and-add imaging," Opt. Lett. 30, 1309-1311 (2005).
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Latest News: Tria Version 3.0 (32 and 64-bit versions) has been released and is available for download!
Review of Scientific Instruments has published "Extracting flat-field images from scene-based image sequences using phase
correlation". Dr. Caron is lead author. See Research.
Upgrading to Windows 10 does not require re-installation of Tria. We updated our machine from Windows 8.1 to 10, 64-bit. Tria opened with no issues.
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