Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc. is a world leader in Raman Spectroscopy, spectrographic instrumentation and applied holographic technology. Principle products include Raman products, holographic components for spectroscopy, telecommunications, astronomy and ultra-fast sciences. Our products and services are now deployed throughout the world in such diverse applications as pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing, nanotechnology, telecommunications, education, energy, forensic science, deep-sea exploration, and astronomy. From particles smaller than a human hair to objects as large as planets, our products are providing our customers unique insights into both today’s as well as “age-old” questions.

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371 Parkland Plaza , Ann Arbor , Michigan 48103 USA

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Monitoring and Testing - Laboratory Equipment
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Globally (various continents)
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Principal products include Raman instrumentation and advanced holographic components for spectroscopy, astronomy, and ultra-fast sciences. Principal offices and the manufacturing facility are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Kaiser's Quality Management System (QMS) is certified to ISO 9001:2008 standards. View Kaiser's ISO certificate.

To better serve the European community, Kaiser opened a new subsidiary in Europe in 1998. Kaiser Optical Systems, SARL is located in Lyon, France and directly supports our customers and distribution partners within Europe.

Kaiser was founded in 1979 and entered the spectroscopy market in 1990 with the introduction of the holographic notch filter. In 1993 Kaiser released their first Raman analyzer, the HoloProbe, which set the standard for compact fiber-coupled Raman instruments.

The Kaiser team remains dedicated to providing innovation and global leadership in the products and services we offer.  To accomplish this our employees are challenged to realize our core values.

Kaiser Optical Systems (Kaiser) was acquired on November 23, 2013 by the Endress+Hauser Group and operates as an independent division focused on advanced optical instrumentation based on Raman spectroscopy. Over the years, Kaiser has developed representation and distributor networks for its Raman products and the industries it serves. The Endress+Hauser Group will further enhance Kaiser’s ability to serve its customers globally for the next years and decades to come.

Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. Endress+Hauser offers comprehensive process solutions for flow, level, pressure, analysis, temperature, recording and digital communications across a wide range of industries, optimizing processes in regards to economic efficiency, safety and environmental protection.