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Allen Krisiloff founded Triptar in 1993 in order to build a company devoted to the design and development of optical systems incorporating fine mechanics, electronics, and software control. It is still a small company, but it has managed and delivered several large and sophisticated development projects. Mr. Krisiloff’s Optical Engineering experience began at the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) while an undergraduate in Physics during the late 1970's. He designed, built and tested picosecond laser oscillators and test instrumentation. After the LLE, he designed optics and opto-mechanics for machine vision modules in one of Eastman Kodak's manufacturing units. He was recruited to Hampshire Instruments in 1984 to help build the Nd:YLF oscillator and preamplifiers for the early demonstration of a laser triggered X-ray source. Then he moved to a position where he designed objective lenses and scanning lenses for medium and high production applications. In 1991, he moved to GCA to manage a multidisciplinary team of engineers. His group was responsible for all metrology in the process of manufacturing a deep UV step-and-repeat camera lens for the semiconductor industry. In 1993, Mr. Krisiloff started Triptar as an independent consultant. He took on design and analysis jobs. Soon, he started to rent laboratory space from a friend to build and test prototypes. In 1995, Triptar joined efforts with Amarel Precision Instruments to design and build a remote controlled double microscope system, called DFOS (Dual Field Optical System), to serve as a non-contact probe on a coordinate measuring machine. Mr. Krisiloff formed and directed a team of 13 employees and subcontractors to create the DFOS instrument. It featured complete control from a PC running Windows, specialized optical and electronic designs, variable magnification, an autocollimator, machine vision metrology based upon proprietary image analysis algorithms, and a database to store and manipulate measurements. After this project, Amarel hired Triptar to commercialize SurfaceScope™, a confocal microscope technology invented at Oxford University, and to serve as the world-wide premier dealer to develop and maintain the distribution channels for the new product line.Over the following years, Triptar continues to design and manufacture systems and subsystems for clients such as GE Nuclear, Xerox, Northrop Grumman, Suss Microsystems, and Corning Incorporated.

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