Lasers & Photonics



With the addition of sensors and enhanced communication tools, providing lightweight, portable power has become even more challenging. Army-funded research demonstrated a new...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
NASA is adding a new antenna for communicating with the agency’s farthest-flung robotic spacecraft.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

The increase in unmanned aircraft (UA) traffic is leading to an increase in communications disruptions because too many vehicles are trying to use the same limited number of frequencies.

Articles: Photonics/Optics

A new research project announced recently as a collaboration between the Georgia Institute of Technology and satellite communications provider Xenesis could help open the...

Briefs: Aerospace

Nuclear powered submarines can stay submerged for days at a time and only have to come to periscope depth (PD) for...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Computational and Information Science Directorate's Intelligent Optics Team, and partners, recently developed, engineered,...

Tech Transfer Reports: Photonics/Optics

A free-space optical laser communications technology that can compensate for atmospheric distortions in real time might soon break the bandwidth bottleneck for...

Tech Transfer Reports: RF & Microwave Electronics
Laser Transmitter Keeps an Eye on Earth’s Climate

Fibertek (Herndon, VA) has leveraged three Missile Defense Agency (MDA)-funded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards to develop a suite of laser products, one of which now forms the basis for an important space weather platform.

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

This work explored the concept of creating a partially coherent laser beam consisting of an array of spatially overlapping or separated Gaussian beams with possible individual...

Tech Transfer Reports: Photonics/Optics

A near-infrared (NIR) detector with single-photon sensitivity can be used to improve many applications, from better eye-safe lasers to speeding up tomorrow’s optical computers.

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Progress has been made on several fronts in a continuing program of research oriented toward the development of real-time algorithms, and computer and control systems that utilize...

Tech Transfer Reports: Photonics/Optics

For optical systems used in communications and instrumentation applications in space and on the ground, eliminating vibration can be a difficult task. Left Hand Design Corp....


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