Optics.org News Desk:
Optonicus compensates for turbulence over 7-km path. Optonicus' 21-element optical
phased array (OPA) ... maintains good beam quality over large stand-off distances.
Stars and Stripes:
High power laser technology could 'revolutionize' manufacturing. The directed-energy
technology is being developed at the University of Dayton.
Optonicus has also been awarded several new contracts to develop its latest technologies
in the area of fiber arrays and long distance atmospheric sensing.
Leading Innovations in Intelligent Optical Systems
Optonicus' strength is in the integration of advanced adaptive optics and beam control
architectures, elements and algorithms, smart sensors and parallel on-the-fly information
processing techniques – also referred to as Intelligent Optics. With Optonicus,
customers get optical systems that deliver optimal performance in harsh operating
Optonicus has well established expertise and provides unique technical solutions
in the following areas of development:
- Wavefront and beam control hardware including beam
steering and deformable mirrors, wavefront sensors, beam and image quality sensors
- Design and integration of adaptive optics systems
for directed energy, laser illumination, target tracking, designation, active and
- Numerical simulation of atmospheric effects and
their impact on performance of various optical systems; analysis includes target
in-the-loop propagation, speckle, thermal blooming and anisoplanatic effects.
- Conformal optical systems including fiber-array
based adaptive laser beam projection systems, sparse imaging systems, coherent LIDAR,
laser tracking, and remote sensing systems.
- Advanced control and signal/image processing algorithms
for mitigation of negative impact of non-linear optical, turbulence (atmospheric
and underwater) and jitter effects.
- Adaptive free-space laser communication systems
that are robust, light-weight, secure, and operate at high data rates for advanced