About us


With more than 100 systems delivered to customers worldwide, Optonor is established as a leading manufacturer of laser based, interferometric systems for vibration analysis, static deflection measurements and non-destructive testing.

Our MEMSMap 510 for analysis of MEMS- and micro structures and transducers performs full field measurements up to 240 MHz, while the Vibromap 1000 TV-holography (ESPI) system can analyse structures from sub centimeter to meter in size. The SNT 410 system for non-destructive testing of large and small structures can detect vibrations in the nano-meter range even in offshore environments.

Figure showing 3D recording of displacement and phase in microplate structure (0,5 x 0,5 mm) with four serpentine flexures

Optonor history

The Trondheim-group, including SINTEF and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)  has been a leading environment for research and development within laser based metrology since the 1970-s. The Trondheim group has delivered commercial system since 1984, and in 1997 the company Optonor AS was started.

Optonor has since then developed, manufactured and delivered more than 100 systems for various applications and clients.

Application examples

  • Non-destructive testing of composite materials and metals
  • MEMS, quartz crystal and microstructure analysis
  • Vibration and modal analysis
  • Surface topography 

Optonor services

  • Turn-key systems for research and development
  • Feasibility studies and tailor made solutions for product development, production surveillance and quality control
  • Metrology services and consultancy