Optical Reference Laboratory is located in Davis, CA. The Resident Spectroscopist is Bill Sweet, who served for more than 20 years as an applications scientist with Perkin Elmer Instruments. The Lab was founded as a resource for UV/VIS/NIR spectral measurements, and it has served two general areas of customer needs:

1) Providing high quality NIST traceable aluminum standard mirrors, and

2) Offering prompt and reliable custom measurement services for optics, coatings and materials testing.

Fluorescence spectroscopy has recently been added as a measurement service.

The centerpiece of the laboratory instrumentation is the Perkin Elmer Lambda 1050 Spectrophotometer. High performance readings of many different sample types can be taken in Reflectance, Transmittance and Absorbance modes.