Optonicus was invited to be an exhibitor at the DARPA Wait, What? Technology Forum in St. Louis, MO on September 9-11, 2015. We displayed our SeaHawk fiber-laser-array system on its elevating mast, along with other examples of Optonicus’ fiber-array technology. The video below was one of several playing in our booth, shows some highlights of […]
Optonicus has been named a finalist in the SPIE’s prestigious Prism Awards for its innovative INFA (Intelligent Fiber-Collimator Array) product in the category of Scientific Lasers. The Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation is a leading international competition that honors the best new photonic products on the market. The winners will be announced Wednesday, 11 February […]
In a recent article published in the October 2014 edition of the Optical Society of Americas’ Optics and Photonics News, “High-Energy Lasers: New Advances in Defense Applications” by Valarie C. Coffey, the innovative Optonicus Intelligent Fiber-Collimator Array (INFA) adaptive laser beam transceiver system was featured. “The Excalibur program is in its final few months of effort,” said […]
Optonicus successfully demonstrated novel speckle-free active imaging technique based on a fiber-array laser illuminator with controllable coherence of the transmitted combined beam, which is achieved using fast (80-MHz-rate) controllable randomization of the transmitted beamlets phases. Read more about Optonicus’ innovative mathematical and simulation techniques >
In collaboration with the Institute for Atmospheric Optics (Tomsk, Russia) and the University of Dayton, Optonicus completed the development of principally new computational imaging technique that allows 1000x decrease of computational time. Read more about Optonicus’ innovative mathematical and simulation techniques >
Optonicus delivered to the first customer its newest GPU-based Wave Optics Numerical Analysis Toolbox (WONAT) software product for predictive wave-optics numerical simulations of atmospheric optical systems including directed energy (conventional and fiber-array-based), adaptive optics, imaging, and laser communication systems. WONAT provides from 10x to 100x computational speed increase of routine wave-optics simulations.
As a part of the DARPA Excalibur program, Optonicus delivered to MIT/LL the high-power (1.5 kW per fiber) fiber-array laser head composed of 21 adaptive fiber collimators (subapertures) with integrated water-cooling system, fiber-tip x and y positioners for wavefront tip/tilt control at each fiber-array subaperture, and 42-channel SPGD control system with high-voltage amplifiers and control […]
Optonicus completed a set of atmospheric coherent beam combining experiments over 7-km propagation path using the low-power fiber-array laser system composed of 21 adaptive fiber-collimators with integrated sensing and tracking capabilities.
From : “…Optics.org News”Dayton OH March 11,2014 – The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) says that a developmental laser weapon has precisely hit a target from 7 kilometres, thanks in large part to a 21-element optical phased array (OPA) that maintains good beam quality over such large stand-off distances. Although the latest demonstration […]
From : “…My Dayton daily news”Dayton OH March 1,2014 – The U.S. Navy plans to launch a warship this year armed with a laser cannon. The Navy’s directed-energy weapon, developed over six years at a cost of $40 million, uses fiber optic solid-state laser technology.Directed-energy technology…is being developed at the University of Dayton for the U.S. […]