Markets & Applications

An overview of our markets and applications.

Semiconductor & HB-LED

Since their initial market introduction in 2001, Tiger Optics’ Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS) trace gas analyzers have supported the semiconductor industry and other micro-electronic manufacturing sectors, based on their superior sensitivity, great stability and unparalleled uptime. Free of periodic maintenance, with no moving parts or consumables, featuring built-in calibration and zero drift, Tiger’s CRDS analyzers are the top choice of the world’s leading semiconductor fabs. Based solely on experience with our analyzers, SEMI F-112 designates CRDS as THE standard in determining moisture dry-down characteristics of ultra-high-purity gases and their respective delivery systems.

Semiconductor & HB-LED applications:

Gases & Chemicals

Tiger Optics has a strong history of partnership with industrial gas and chemicals manufacturers, enabling detection of moisture and other rogue impurities in process gas streams, including inert, reactive, corrosive and specialty gases. Part of Tiger’s product lines are designed for on-line process measurements: the CO-rekt, Spark, LaserTrace, HALO and Prismatic 2.

Gases & Chemicals applications:

Laboratory & Life Science

Tiger Optics is a standard bearer for a growing number of major research centers and national metrology institutes around the globe. Indeed, since its first sale to the Dutch national lab, VSL, in May 2001, Tiger has enjoyed sales to 20 national metrology institutes worldwide. There, our analyzers serve as transfer standards and for research into such issues as global warming and acid rain.

Laboratory & Life Science applications:


The energy sector encompasses a diverse range of applications and technologies, each with unique measurement challenges. This sphere includes HF Alkylation Unit Emissions, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Nuclear Energy, Power Generation from Fossil Fuels, etc. Tiger's full range of products - the LaserTrace, HALO, Tiger-i, Prismatic, and Spark - is capable of meeting the requirements for any given energy market application.

Energy applications:

Continuous Emissions Monitoring

To protect the environment and reduce health issues for their citizens, government regulators around the world aim to limit the emission of harmful air pollutants, such as hydrogen chloride (HCl), hydrofluoric acid (HF), hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and ammonia (NH3), from power generation and industrial processes. The most recent targets of tighter HCl regulations in the US are coal-fired power plants and Portland cement plants. These plants now find that advanced spectroscopic gas analyzers can play an important role in ensuring compliance with new limits on HCl emissions in a simple and cost-efficient manner.

Continuous Emissions Monitoring applications:


Air quality and climate change are two key issues that drive requirements for detection and analysis of atmospheric molecules. With its high precision, great sensitivity and high specificity, Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS) is one of the best analytical methods available to monitor pollutants and greenhouse gases, without interference from moisture and other atmospheric constituents.

Atmospheric applications: