Quarktet was created to promote innovative and patented technologies that have been developed by Dr James Caron (Ph.D. Physics, University of Delaware). Originally, the company was created to market and license the patents. A demonstration program was created that would allow researchers to try SeDDaRA without having to do their own programming. After a couple of renovations, the program became quite functional and we started getting purchase requests. Our Tria Image Processing now boasts over 42 features and functions.Tria has even created a spin-off. PulseView is the first Data-Text-to-Graph (DT2G) program, enabling data files to be quickly displayed as graphs without spreadsheets, and is now available. Sharp Lab at the University of Delaware
GCLAD was developed initially at the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials to inspect composite materials during production. We own the patent rights and sell the Dulcian photodetector that makes it work. If requested, we can also build you your own "GCLAD-In-A-Box" ultrasound sensor. We are very appreciative of support we receive, especially from Research Support Instruments, where Dr. Caron remains as a full-time scientist. Additional supporters are listed on Links.
Center for Composite Materials at the University of Delaware
Quarktet is currently operated during non-standard working hours.However, with some after-hours effort and making use of modern technologies, we hope our partners and customers will find Quarktet as responsive and professional as a full-time company.The management team currently consists of Dr. Caron and Liz Dart Caron, who helped develop this website, and assists in design, management and financial operations.Tria Image Processing and PulseView programs were coded by Dr. Caron. Steven Pierce is our Point Man for PulseView sales.
Dr. Caron received his M.S. (1995) and Ph.D. (1997) in Physics from the University of Delaware, Newark, DE. During graduate study and post-doctorate work, Dr. Caron was the main researcher in the UD Laser Acoustics Lab giving him seven years experience in acoustics, optics, and electronics. He researched, designed, constructed, and operated the laser-based ultrasonic systems at UD. This includes designing and building photodetectors, servo circuits, filters, and amplifiers suitable for laser ultrasonics, operating and maintaining the Nd:YAG lasers, maintaining the laser ultrasonic system, and determining the course of the research. In this time, he invented Gas-coupled Laser Acoustic Detection. Through his work with Research Support Instruments, he developed unique image processing techniques, including SeDDaRA, and honed his programming skills.Both GCLAD and SeDDaRA are available for licensing.
If you have an interest in these technologies, please contact us. We have some ideas on our Opportunities page. For information, call us at (301) 578-4049 or write us at caron @ quarktet.com (remove spaces in email address)