Resource Library

We have developed this library of resources to provide access to the tremendous amount of content that we have developed over the years. It includes product-specific literature, application-based technical resources, and media presentations of our unique technologies.

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Application Notes

Title
Product Area
Measuring the Polarization Rotation Angle of a Faraday Rotator Mirror with the Optical Vector Analyzer
  • Optical Test
Short Summary
Faraday Rotator Mirrors (FRMs) are commonly used as a component in isolators and are especially useful in fiber optic interferometers. This application note details how Luna’s Optical Vector Analyzer (OVA) can be used to easily deduce the error in the FRM polarization state rotation angle.
OBR 4600: An Indispensable Development Tool for Silicon Photonics Research
  • Optical Test
Short Summary
Application brief highlighting use of OBR in seeing details inside silicon photonics integrated circuits.
OBR 4600: Identifying Faults in Aircraft Fiber Optic Networks
  • Optical Test
Short Summary
Application brief highlighting use of OBR in diagnostic and troubleshooting for onboard aircraft fiber optic networks.
ODiSI Temperature Profiling System
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
On-Line Measurements for Medical Tubing
  • Terahertz
Short Summary
Application not describing use of terahertz (THz) gauging in the manufacturing and quality control of medical tubing.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Technologies and Products
  • Polarization
OVA 5000: The Standard for Optical Component R&D
  • Optical Test
Short Summary
Application brief highlighting use of OBR in high-resolution analysis of passive photonic components.
PolaRITE II/III Polarization Controllers/Scramblers
  • Polarization
PolaRITE Polarization Controllers
  • Polarization
Polarization Crosstalk in PM Fiber
  • Polarization
Polarization Instruments for Testing Coherent Detection Systems
  • Optical Test
  • Polarization
Short Summary
Summary of polarization impairment emulation and measurement instruments for testing 400/800G coherent systems.
Polarization Optimized PMD Source Application
  • Polarization
Polarization Related Tests for Coherent Detection Systems
  • Polarization
  • Optical Test
Protective Barrier Coatings for Added Corrosion Control
Scrambling to Minimize Polarization Related Impairments
  • Polarization
Silicon Photonics and PIC Testing - Overview
  • Optical Test
  • Polarization
Short Summary
Summary of OFDR-based measurement systems for fast and accurate test and characterization of silicon photonics and PICs (photonic integrated devices).
Skew and Strain Measurements Using the Optical Backscatter Reflectometer to Support TIA FOTP 455038
  • Optical Test
Short Summary
Step-by-step procedure to guide user in determining skew and strain using the OBR system.
Structural Health Monitoring: Angling for the Air
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
Short Summary
CompositesWorld article describing how Luna's HD-FOS technology is on a glide path to implementation on in-service aircraft
T-Ray 5000 System Overview
  • Terahertz
Short Summary
Overview of T-Ray 5000 system, capabiltiies and components.
Take the Worry Out of Lightweighting
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
Short Summary
The ODiSI 6000 Series HD-FOS Accelerates Design and Testing with Sub-Millimeter Resolution Strain and Temperature Measurements.
Techniques for Measuring the PDL of Optical Systems or Components _ https://lunainc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/PDL-Measurement-Note-6-5-2020.pdf
  • Polarization
  • Optical Test
Terahertz Gauging for Process Control
  • Terahertz
Short Summary
Highlights use of non-contact, non-nuclear, multi-layer, single sensor measurement solutions for the manufacturing of plastics and foams.
Terahertz Overview
  • Terahertz
Short Summary
Terahertz 101 (Tearhertz Overview)
Tire Rubber Calendering
  • Terahertz
Short Summary
Application not describing use of terahertz (THz) gauging in the the manufacturing of high-performane tires.
Updated Optical Fiber Sensors Guide
  • HYPERION/FBGs
Using HD-FOS for Characterizing Heat Exchangers
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
Short Summary
This case study highlights using high definition temperature mapping for characterizing heat exchangers
Using HD-FOS for Defect Detection in Wind Turbine Blades During Fabrication and Testing
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
Short Summary
This case study highlights using high definition fiber optic sensing for detecting defects in wind turbine blades.
Using the Optical Vector Analyzer for Component Evaluation in a Production Environment
  • Optical Test
Short Summary
Steps for setting up the OVA for production line component characterization
Using the OVA’s Compression Option to Narrow Impulse Responses Broadened by Dispersion
  • Optical Test
Short Summary
An explanation of the OVA’s pulse compression feature and its use, including an overview of dispersion. Use of the pulse compression feature is demonstrated for two devices with highly different levels of dispersion.
What is Polarization?
  • Polarization
Why Coherent Detection Systems May Fail at Compensating for Polarization Mode Dispersion
  • Polarization
  • Optical Test
XPCD Charge Dissipating Coating

On Demand Webinars

Title
Product Area
Webinar Slides: Using the Luna ODiSI: How HD Strain and Temperature Data Improves Testing and Process Monitoring
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS

Case Study

Title
Product Area
Case Study - Akron Spillway Dam
  • HYPERION/FBGs
Case Study - Arsenal Bridge
  • HYPERION/FBGs
Case Study - Chulitna River Bridge
  • HYPERION/FBGs
Case Study - Hong Kong Rail
  • HYPERION/FBGs
Case Study - Hull Stress Monitoring System
  • HYPERION/FBGs
Case Study - Mount Rushmore Rock Block Monitoring
  • HYPERION/FBGs
Case Study - Roadway Monitoring
  • HYPERION/FBGs
Case Study - Sblade Wind Turbine Monitoring
  • HYPERION/FBGs
Using HD-FOS for Characterizing Heat Exchangers
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
Short Summary
This case study highlights using high definition temperature mapping for characterizing heat exchangers
Using HD-FOS for Defect Detection in Wind Turbine Blades During Fabrication and Testing
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
Short Summary
This case study highlights using high definition fiber optic sensing for detecting defects in wind turbine blades.
Wire Break Monitoring on the Roosevelt Bridge
  • HYPERION/FBGs
Short Summary
Given the number of residents that rely on the Roosevelt Bridge to transit the area, it is imperative that the bridge have an accurate and reliable structural health monitoring system to detect and prevent any failures or avoidable delays. To achieve this, Luna worked with Structural Monitoring Solutions (SMS), to integrate it’s innovative fiber optic sensing technology and deliver a rapidly deployable acoustic emission monitoring solution for detecting wirebreaks in critical areas.

Videos

Title
Product Area
3D Strain Visualization: Carbon Fiber Beam using ODiSI B
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
Short Summary
Using Luna’s ODiSI B system, real time strain measurements are acquired along a single telecom-grade optical fiber that is both surface bonded and embedded in a carbon fiber composite panel. Mapping Luna’s high resolution strain data onto a 3D model demonstrates the ability to use Luna’s high resolution data for 3D visualization and FEA model comparison.
3D Temperature Visualization: Pressure Canister using ODiSI B
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
Short Summary
Using Luna’s ODiSI B system, real time temperature measurements are acquired along an optical fiber that is helically wrapped around the canister. Mapping this high resolution temperature data onto a 3D model demonstrates the ability to use Luna’s high resolution data for 3D visualization and FEA model comparison.
Bonding Fiber Sensors to a Test Article
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
Short Summary
Step by step procedure for how to bond fiber (HD-FOS sensors) to a test article surface.
Demonstration of an ODiSI on a Cantilever Beam
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
Short Summary
A small cantilevered beam demonstration shows strain correlation between a tradition foil gage to a fiber optic sensor. Excellent correlation is shown between the two foil gages and the fiber, however the fiber is able to show the full strain profile of the beam.
How to Perform the Touch to Locate Process with ODiSI
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
Short Summary
Step by step procedure for how to do touch-to-locate on a test article using the ODiSI B system.
Introduction to OVA 5000 Component Analyzer
  • Optical Test
Short Summary
Overview and capabilities of the OVA 5000 system