Come see Luna at OFC this year!

We’re exhibiting at OFC again this year and we hope to see you there! Visit us at booth #2511 We will be demonstrating our optical technologies, including our Component Analyzers and Reflectometers. Why you should stop by… Our solutions offer substantial cost and time savings in development, production and maintenance; providing the most comprehensive, sensitive, and accurate testing available. We’ll be demonstrating the following revolutionary…Read More

Join Luna for a FREE WEBINAR on improving optical component and system design, performance and quality

High-resolution optical backscatter reflectometry (OBR) has become a valuable tool in the design, test and diagnostics of fiber components, photonic integrated circuits (PICs) and short fiber networks. In much the same way standard OTDR is used for system-level test, high-resolution OBR can locate and identify issues (bends, breaks, bad splices, defects, interfaces, etc.) in components and short networks with sub-millimeter resolution long before they become…Read More

Luna’s Dissolvable Swabs can Revolutionize Crime Scene Investigations

Forensic Swabs Do Not Perform as Needed in Criminal Investigations Forensic swabs are routinely used by crime scene investigators and forensic scientists for the collection of a wide range of evidence types for analysis (Figure 1). Collecting biological samples for subsequent DNA analysis is one of the primary uses for forensic swabs. These swabs are used to adsorb blood, saliva, sexual assault evidence, and what…Read More

Free Webinar – Hosted by LUNA: Accelerating R&D in Silicon Photonics and PICs

Measuring silicon photonic devices presents a unique set of challenges. Luna will be hosting a webinar on August 31st, “Accelerating research & development in silicon photonics and photonic integrated circuits through fast and accurate optical characterization”, that will discuss how the capabilities of the OVA 5000 and OBR 4600 can be used to reduce the amount of iteration in the design, fab and test process….Read More

Upcoming Webinar with Zeus Industrial Products

Zeus Industrial Products partnered with Luna Innovations to evaluate PEEK coating for optical fiber. The PEEK was applied using an enhanced coating process developed by Zeus. Testing was done using Luna’s OBR 4600 to assess the effects of the PEEK coating process on the fibers signal attenuation.  Test results showed that the Zeus PEEK coated fiber performed at least as well as – and in…Read More

Introducing the ODiSI-B 5.0

  Today we introduced major enhancements to our ODiSI platform that provide valuable new capabilities to better measure strain and temperature. To keep pace with tomorrow, you need advanced technology in order to test advanced technology. Are you ready? Advanced materials are creating new challenges in the lab as well as on the production floor. While testing metals is easy, the anisotropic characteristics of composite…Read More

CouNT Assay to Quantitatively Measure and Detect Carbon Nanotubes

Zhiguo Zhou, Ph.D.Director of Luna Nanomaterials Group The enormous potential of carbon nanotubes (CNT) and their successful incorporation in commercial products including bulk composite materials and thin films have dramatically increased their production worldwide to more than 10,000 metric tons per year. As with many new materials, toxicology concerns are being raised with CNTs regarding their interactions with humans and any safety hazards and environmental…Read More

Luna’s Base Ensemble Uniform Technology on Display on Capitol Hill

First responders in the police, fire, and EMS community commonly enter situations with unknown threats wearing only standard duty uniforms.  These uniforms offer little to no protection against atypical threats.  Higher level protection is available with Multi-threat Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and it is capable of withstanding chemical/biological, cut, and puncture hazards, but they either do not exist in one garment or are bulky and…Read More

Characterizing devices with the OVA 5000 – Accelerating R&D in Silicon Photonics

The OVA 5000 – Speeding Development of Silicon Photonics Research The Luna OVA 5000 has many features and capabilities that can dramatically reduce laboratory test time in the pursuit of Silicon Photonics research. One of the more significant, yet often overlooked, capabilities is the OVA’s ability to measure a device’s linear transfer function and then derive a wide variety of industry standard parameters with a…Read More

You Can’t Fix What You Can’t See – Luna’s OBR 4600 Enables Unprecedented Visibility into Silicon Photonics Designs

At the recent OFC show in Anaheim California, Luna Innovations showcased how their OBR 4600 reflectometer helps advance research in the field of Silicon Photonics.  Working with the Blumenthal and Bowers Optoelectronics Research Groups at the University of California Santa Barbara, Luna Innovations demonstrated how the OBR 4600 can be used to determine the distributed loss across a 1 meter spiral delay line fabricated on…Read More