New Component Analyzer for Silicon Photonics and PICs

At the OFC 2018 in San Diego recently, we unveiled the newest member of Luna’s family of high-performance test equipment for the lightwave industry.  The LCA 500 Lightwave Component Analyzer combines industry-leading resolution and sensitivity with high speed and simplified setup to deliver a component characterization solution that extends beyond the R&D lab and onto the production floor. High Fidelity IL, RL and PDL The…Read More

Come see our multilayer online demonstration at Thin Wall Packaging

One of the valuable uses of pulsed terahertz technology is the measurement of multiple layers with a single sensor.  By measuring the time delay between the reflections from each layer, and knowing the speed of light, we can accurately determine the thickness of each layer. For multilayer products where the barrier is EVOH, it is critical that the layer be as thin as possible without…Read More

New Measurement System is Multichannel and Real-Time

We recently introduced the newest generation of our distributed strain and temperature measurement platform which is more compact, expands to multiple input channels, and delivers reliable and robust real-time data. Customers are realizing that the ODiSI 6100 delivers a new level of functionality needed to tackle an even wider range of data acquisition applications in the lab, on the production floor, or in the field….Read More

Verifying the Integrity of Composite Adhesive Joints using the ODiSI

Chicken rivets may not sound like a very technical term.  However, it refers to the mechanical fasteners used extensively in the aerospace industry to guarantee the reliability of adhesive bonds of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) materials.   Because adhesive bonds are not very well understood, current certification requirements need proof that should a critical design load be reached, each adhesively bonded joint will not separate and…Read More

The TeraMetrix T-Ray® 5000 Series Intelligent Terahertz Control Unit

The TeraMetrix™ T-Ray® 5000 time-domain terahertz control unit (TCU) is the most capable and best-selling terahertz instrumentation platform to implement industrial process monitoring, non-destructive evaluation, quality control, and spectroscopy applications. Every TeraMetrix instrumentation configuration consists of a T-Ray 5000 TCU controlling one or more terahertz sensor or scanner accessories.  Available sensors and scanner accessories include: T-Gauge® – Industrial Process Monitoring and Control – multi-layer non-woven sheet…Read More

Join us at OFC!

As always, we’re going to be exhibiting at OFC again this year and we hope to see you there!  Visit us in booth #3539! Whether you are developing the next generation of Silicon Photonics or looking to improve the quality and reliability of fiber networks and components, our revolutionary test and measurement technology will enhance your research, improve your designs and help bring your photonic products to market…Read More

Come see the TeraMetrix division of Luna at Foam Expo

From 6 to 8 March 2018 we will be exhibiting at the Foam Expo in Novi, MI.  As North America’s leading exhibition and conference for the technical foam manufacturing supply chain, it brings together manufacturers, buyers, products and services for the entire foam manufacturing industry. The TeraMetrixTM T-Ray® 5000 online sensor is the only single sensor that can measure thickness and density simultaneously. Coupled with…Read More

Luna coating provides radiation protection in space

The space environment poses significant challenges to technology platforms, space exploration, and mission assurance. Mission planners are continually striving to push technologies further to explore new and environmentally harsh regions of the universe. Highly charged environments can exist at Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), and Polar Low Earth Orbit (PLEO) owing to solar winds/storms and charged particles trapped in Earth’s radiation belts.1-3 Just…Read More

Picometrix® finds its new home as the TeraMetrix™ division of Luna

Picometrix® is a name synonymous with state of the art terahertz systems.  With release of the first commercially available terahertz system in 2000, Picometrix established itself as the world leader in fiber coupled terahertz.  Now with a 4th generation product on the market, and our world leading position in industrial process control, we are changing our name.  Under the same leadership and technical team, we…Read More

Luna’s TeraMetrix division is featured in the Nov/Dec issue of Plastics Engineering

The pulsed terahertz systems made by our TeraMetrix division (formerly Picometrix) have been deployed into more than 30 industrial plants manufacturing plastic products.  Terahertz gauges can make multiple measurements simultaneously and provide higher precision than other methods.  Most often, the terahertz gauge is used to measure the thickness of each layer of a multilayer product, but it can also detect the delamination between those layers….Read More