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LIDAR technologies for Autonomous vehicles, battlefield visualization, weapon guidance and anti-submarine warfare

Remote sensing means that we aren’t actually physically measuring things with our hands. We are using sensors that capture information about a landscape and record things that we can use to estimate conditions and characteristics. LiDAR, or light detection ranging (sometimes also referred to as active laser scanning) is one …

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Photonics based supercomputers enabled by New breakthroughs

Moore’s Law which stated that the number of transistors on a chip will double approximately every two years has been the driver of semiconductor industry in boosting the complexity, computational performance and energy efficiency while reducing cost. The increase in computing performance of electronic computers is becoming more and more difficult, …

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Military Laser Rangefinder essential for observation, target location and long range fire-control

A laser rangefinder is a rangefinder that uses a laser beam to determine the distance to an object. The most common form of laser rangefinder operates on the time of flight principle by sending a laser pulse in a narrow beam towards the object and measuring the time taken by …

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Biophotonics technologies

Biophotonic is an interdisciplinary field that covers the interaction between light (electromagnetic radiation) and biological materials such as subcellular structures, cells, tissues, and molecules in living organisms.   It holds potential  to address important societal challenges, including in human health through the development of medical devices for the management of …

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Laser sensors for military sonars and monitoring military assets and earthquakes

Laser, a device that stimulates atoms or molecules to emit light at particular wavelengths and amplifies that light, typically producing a very narrow beam of radiation. Lasers deliver coherent, monochromatic, well-controlled, and precisely directed light beams. Laser technology has observed a great advancement over the last few decades. This technology is …

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Digital video processing technology, trends and market

Video is an electronic medium for the recording, copying, playback, broadcasting, and display of moving visual media. Video is the fastest-growing medium being used for both content consumption, marketing, and even internal comms. By 2022, online videos will make up more than 82% of all video traffic according to Cisco. …

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Nanobiophotonics multidisciplinary field of nanotechnology, biomedical science, and photonics Applications

This is the age of multidisciplinary frontiers in science and technology where major breakthroughs are likely to occur at the interfaces of disciplines.   Light has always fascinated mankind and since the beginning of recorded history, it has been both a subject of research and a tool for the investigation …

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Photonic and Optical Coatings vital for military operations

Optical coatings are widely used in applications including architecture, consumer electronics, solar panels, automotive, medical, telecommunication, and military & defense.   Optical or photonic coatings are generally used to increase the reflection, transmission, or polarization properties of a component, e.g., prisms, polarizing films, color filters, mirrors, diffraction mosaics, and refractory …

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Photonic Radars for Drones, Fighter jets, Satellites and Airships provide software-defined operation and Anti-Stealth functions

Radar, an electromagnetic sensor used for detecting, locating, tracking, and recognizing objects of various kinds at considerable distances. It operates by transmitting electromagnetic energy toward objects, commonly referred to as targets, and observing the echoes returned from them.  Energy is emitted in various frequencies and wavelengths from large wavelength radio waves …

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DARPA MELT developing high energy lasers for directed energy weapons to counter drone swarms

Laser technology provides major advantages for military applications over kinetic weapons due to High precision and rapid on-target effect, precise and scalable effects, avoidance of collateral damage caused by fragmenting ammunition, Low logistics overhead, and minimum costs per firing.   The proliferation of small, low-cost Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) on …

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