Welcome to Block Engineering, a leader in gas analysis and chemical detection technology since 1956.
For over 60 years, Block Engineering has been developing mid-infrared chemical detection instruments. Our industry-leading quantum cascade laser analyzers and mid-IR laser sources offer the widest tuning range and fastest chemical analysis on the market today. Block's compact QCL module also offers OEM customers new choices for integration into their own imaging and sensing products.
Block has been a leader in safety, security, and defense for decades. Our products can detect chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals in seconds from distances of up to 5 km away. Our open-path gas detectors and passive standoff products identify gas leaks and fugitive emissions.
Block offers the widest gap-free tunable mid-infrared laser on the market, designed for use in universities and research laboratories. Our LaserTune features a tuning range of 5.4 - 12.8 µm configurable with up to 4 internal laser modules, with extremely fast sweep capability at 25 cm-1 per ms.
Our Quantum Cascade Laser modules for OEM customers are fast, widely tunable, and compact at approximately 1 cubic inch in size. Each module offers a 250 cm-1 tuning range. Applications include biomedical imaging, atomic force microscopy, photoacoustic spectroscopy, and other life science applications.