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Optonicus at DARPA Wait/What Forum in St. Louis

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 […]

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Optonicus in OSA Optics and Photonics News

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 […]

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Optonicus successfully demonstrated novel speckle-free active imaging technique

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 >

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Optonicus delivered its newest GPU-based WONAT software product

Optonicus has delivered its first copy of its newest GPU-based Wave Optics Numerical Analysis Toolbox (WONAT) software product. WONAT is used 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 competing wave-optics simulations.

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Optonicus delivered to MIT/LL a high-power fiber-array laser head

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 […]

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Optonicus Compensates For Turbulence Over 7km Path

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 […]

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High Power Laser Technology Could Revolutionize Manufacturing Industry

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. […]

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