DARPA Awards Funds to Optonicus to Advance Fiber-Array Based Laser Beam Projection Systems

Dayton OH October 23, 2012 – Optonicus received a grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to continue its innovative development of a fiber-array based laser beam projection system that can be used for high-power directed energy applications. DARPA is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technologies for use by the military.

Optonicus has delivered the first commercially available fiber-array adaptive laser beam transmitter system. The INFA product family is composed of a densely-packed array of adaptive fiber optic collimators for coherent and incoherent beam combining. The INFA system provides capabilities for precision pointing of the outgoing combined beam, for compensation of mechanical and acoustic jitter, and for adaptive mitigation of turbulence-induced phase aberrations.