Keyword: Lasers

Photonics/​Optics

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The horizon for directed energy (DE) applications, using ultrashort pulse lasers (USPLs), is quickly approaching.
Articles: Aerospace
There’s a better way to use light to communicate over long distances: lasers.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Applying an iterative solution to the Maxwell equations may accommodate the nonlinear effects produced by directed energy weapons.
Application Briefs: Imaging
The F3-R Rafale generates images in both the visible and infrared ranges.
Briefs: Aerospace
The global proliferation of directed energy weapon technology presents a new threat for the United States.
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Silent Sentinel’s offering includes a dual Electro-Optic/Infra-Red camera payload, a laser range finder, and a panoramic surveillance camera.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
The AMPS-MLRD missile protection system provides enhanced protection for military and civilian aircraft against the growing threat of ground to air missiles.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
A robotized system automatically removes primers and other protective coatings from F-35 wing components.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
High-speed testing technology will enable advances such as new digital signal processing and computing platforms in the optical domain.
Articles: Materials
There is a new way to design penetrators and projectiles: Composites.
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
The MRZR Alpha is the newest light tactical vehicle from the military provider Polaris Government and Defense.
Application Briefs: Materials
A company's first metal additively manufactured part took to the skies on a SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) test flight.
Application Briefs: Software
A company was retrofitting older avionics and needed a CAD model of the panel to see how it would fit.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
ADDere printing not only a rocket combustion chamber and nozzle, but seamlessly merged them into one full size rocket thrust chamber assembly.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
A diamond composite is the ultimate optics and semiconducting super-material.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Advanced thermal management is one of the keys to bringing directed energy weapons online and to allow them to operate at peak performance.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
See how Modeling and Simulation (M&S) can be used to explore the design trade space of directed energy weapons.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
The day of the first deployable UCAV armed with a high-energy laser weapon is not far away.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Understanding how atmospheric effects can impact operational conditions is important to the development of High Energy Laser (HEL) weapon systems.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A newly developed laser apparatus verifies that the pointing accuracy requirement of a weapon’s fire control system is met.
Articles: Communications
A key building block of microwave photonics is optical frequency combs, which provide hundreds of equidistant and mutually coherent laser lines.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
The next few years will help determine whether high-energy lasers become a staple of the battlefield.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) powder-based systems aren't the only ways to print metals.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Rheinmetall has signed a contract with Switzerland’s Federal Office for Defence Procurement (Armasuisse) to supply VarioRay LLM laser light modules to the Swiss Army. Under the...

Articles: Photonics/Optics
NASA is adding a new antenna for communicating with the agency’s farthest-flung robotic spacecraft.
Application Briefs: Imaging
AeroVironment, Inc. recently announced the launch of Puma LE.
Application Briefs: Imaging
Guided flight tests have been completed.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

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...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd., recently demonstrated its iSea-25HD system.