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.