Optics, Photonics, & Lasers

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High-speed testing technology will enable advances such as new digital signal processing and computing platforms in the optical domain.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Counter-UAS Technology
SRC recently demonstrated its Silent Archer® counter-unmanned aircraft system at Eglin Air Force Base.
Devices created using this technology could be used for control and sending of qubit/quantum memory states to remote locations.
A plethora of new, dynamic threats flood the EW spectrum, pushing threat detection and analysis to keep pace.
One particular semiconductor, gallium arsenide (GaAs), has received considerable attention due to its potential electronic applications.
Application Briefs: Defense
Weapon Fire Control System
Smart Shooter increases the accuracy and lethality of small arms.
White Papers: Data Acquisition
High-Speed Switched Serial Fabrics Improve System Design

Well into its third decade of widespread deployment, VME adopted the new VXS gigabit serial interface, clearly representing the most significant leap in backplane data transfer rates...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have used multi-material 3D printing to create tailored gradient refractive index glass optics that could make for better...

Liquids aren’t as well behaved in space as they are on Earth. Inside a spacecraft, microgravity allows liquids to freely slosh and float about. The National Institute of Standards and Technology...

Optical adhesives, radar test equipment, welding positioners, and more.
Network analyzers, FPGAs, mobile surface measurement, and more.
See the trends today that are helping satcom design engineers meet the data demands of their military and aerospace clients.
A diamond composite is the ultimate optics and semiconducting super-material.

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., is helping the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps transition from analog to digital night vision systems with...

Understanding how atmospheric effects can impact operational conditions is important to the development of High Energy Laser (HEL) weapon systems.
Miniature sensors, 3D printing platforms, lightning test systems, and more.
Application Briefs: Defense
Electro-Optical Missile System
The Slovak army is the 6th armed force to choose the modern 5th generation SPIKE LR2 missile.
A newly developed laser apparatus verifies that the pointing accuracy requirement of a weapon’s fire control system is met.
A key building block of microwave photonics is optical frequency combs, which provide hundreds of equidistant and mutually coherent laser lines.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
High-Energy Laser Weapon Systems
The next few years will help determine whether high-energy lasers become a staple of the battlefield.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
High-Speed Data Cables for Fighter Aircraft
Harbour Industries will manufacture low-loss coax and high-speed data cables used on Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II 5th generation fighter aircraft.
Learn how to protect critical conductors, dielectric, and optical fibers from deforming, cracking, or unraveling
NASA is adding a new antenna for communicating with the agency’s farthest-flung robotic spacecraft.
Developing an improved model capable of generating realistic synthetic data that represents a wide range of systems can lead to new algorithms and data exploitation techniques.
The response of correlated oxides to strong electric fields and their dynamics is investigated using electrical transport measurements and electronic structure studies.
Learn about the communications system being installed on the first three units of the Royal Navy's planned class of eight Type 26 frigates.
A new class of soft multifunctional materials could be used to convert mechanical deformation from vibrations and stretching into electrical energy.
Application Briefs: Materials
Metal-Plated, High-Temperature Plastics
Imagine a material that lightens fuel loads and cuts costs every time a rocket blasts off from the launch pad.

Satellites do a lot of things — they help people navigate from one place to another, they deliver television programming, they search for new stars and exo-planets and they enable...

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