The Photonics Department develops advanced photonics systems and components for government and commercial applications. The department brings strong capabilities and extensive experience to complex optical and fiber optical system design and integration, precision alignment and assembly, electro-optic device design and integration, and component hermetic packaging. We have a tradition of innovation in nonlinear optics, volume holographic technologies, and photorefractive optics.

A rich portfolio of intellectual property and cutting edge technology enables component and subsystem solutions, as well as the delivery of high performance prototypes. Key applications include free-space laser communication and encryption, low-loss fiber optical switches, compact and high-speed beam steering devices, high-speed zoom lenses, wide field-of-view image steering devices, and custom optical and fiber optical systems.