Luna Kicks Off 2020 with Photonics West and OFC Shows

Luna Innovations and General Photonics will demo and display the industry’s most comprehensive range of solutions for photonic test, measurement and control during Photonics West and OFC.  Luna delivers unprecedented insight into optical component performance and unmatched manufacturing test speed. In addition, OEM modules and components provide a complete solution for polarization measurement and control with flexible emulation and analysis. At Photonics West, Luna will also…Read More

Luna’s Latest America’s Cup Partnership Builds on its Strong History with Racing Yachts

Luna’s HYPERION and ODiSI will be a part of the development of the DEFIANT, the New York Yacht Club’s boat competing in the 36th America’s Cup as American Magic.   The monohull designs under development for the AC75 class employ hydrofoils, which provide lift similar to airfoils, producing much greater speed and efficiency. However, foil design must overcome drag, which is dependent on foil shape and configuration….Read More

TeraMetrix Explores Off-line Terahertz (THz) Measurements of Bottle and Preform Layers

Manufacturers use both on-line process control measurements, and off-line quality control measurements.  The off-line measurements are typically those that take additional time, but often show detail that cannot be obtained on-line.  More in-depth study early in the process can actually decrease the setup time (possibly by days) for the manufacture of a new product and help characterize product specifications (e.g., wall thickness) and effectiveness of…Read More

Fiber Optic Testing Helps Ensure EV Battery Health and Safety

Approximately 1.2 million electric vehicles are currently on the road in the United States. However, while EV market share is growing, it still accounts for a modest fraction of vehicle sales in the United States. EVs face unique design challenges in order to be competitive with gasoline-powered vehicles. The root of many of these challenges is in the EV battery pack. Drivers want similar vehicle…Read More

TeraMetrix Introduces the Dual Channel Terahertz Control Unit

TeraMetrix, a Division of Luna, is launching the next phase in its terahertz measurement systems with the introduction of their Dual Channel Terahertz Control Unit (TCU54nm). The new product allows multiple sensor heads to be attached to a single control unit.  The TCU54nm will reduce the per sensor cost of deployment, opening new applications that were previously cost prohibitive. Terahertz sensors are being adopted in…Read More

Luna Labs at Defense TechConnect Fall 2019 Summit and Expo

This week Luna is presenting on several technological advancements at the Fall 2019 Defense TechConnect Innovation Summit and Expo located in National Harbor, MD. Luna Labs, the Applied Research & Development division of Luna Innovations, is hosting five poster sessions on recent developments from the Health Sciences research group.   Poster Session on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 3:00pm – 4:00pm (Expo Hall D-E) A Sprayable…Read More

Field Characterization and High-Precision Length Measurement of Optical Fiber Using Portable OFDR

Luna Innovations will present the latest developments in the use of optical frequency-domain refectometry (OFDR) to troubleshoot and characterize short-range fiber links common in avionics and data centers Wednesday afternoon in a session at the IWCS International Cable & Connectivity Symposium, taking place this week in Charlotte, North Carolina. The session, “Field Characterization and High-Precision Length Measurement of Optical Fiber Using OFDR Technology,” will explore…Read More

Luna to Present and Exhibit at CAMX 2019

Luna Innovations will present a paper, ” In-Situ Monitoring and Control of Induction Welding in Thermoplastic Composites Using High Definition Fiber Optic Sensors,” as part of the Manufacturing & Processing Technologies track 2:30-2:55 p.m. Tuesday, September 24 during CAMX 2019. In addition, Luna will be in Booth N90 at the CAMX exhibition, the largest, most comprehensive composites and advanced materials event in North America. Visit us to…Read More

TeraMetrix Uses Online Terahertz Measurements to Improve Bottle Manufacturing

One of the most critical properties of a bottle or container is wall thickness.  Whether single layer or a multi-layer structure, the performance and quality of the container is very dependent on the layer thickness values. The TeraMetrix T-Ray 5000 terahertz control unit (TCU) and an Online EPG Sensor Head have demonstrated the ability to measure the thickness of both single layer and all the…Read More

Luna and General Photonics to Feature NextGen Products at ECOC 2019

The ECOC Exhibition, taking place September 22-26 in Dublin, is the largest optical communications exhibition in Europe. Visit Luna and Lambda Photometrics in Stand 322 to learn about the Luna 6415, the first product in our next generation of high-performance, high-resolution analyzers for photonic integrated circuits (PICs) and silicon photonics. This high-resolution component analyzer delivers comprehensive, high-speed testing needed for testing modern passive optical components.  Visit General Photonics in…Read More